NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Police on Monday were seeking a pair of suspected carjackers who shot to death a lawyer who was Christmas shopping with his wife at a high-end New Jersey mall and then fled in the couple’s luxury SUV, prosecutors said.
The couple had walked out of the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, New Jersey, at about 9:10 p.m. EST on Sunday (0210 GMT on Monday) and headed for the parking deck, where the man opened the door of their 2012 silver Range Rover for his wife. As he approached the driver’s door, he was confronted by a gunman, said Thomas Fennelly, chief assistant prosecutor for Essex County.
After the shooting, the gunman and an accomplice fled in the Range Rover. The car was found on Monday parked on a street in Newark, about 10 miles from the scene of the killing, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a statement.
The attorney, identified as Dustin Friedland, 30, of Hoboken, New Jersey, was shot in the head, Murray said.
He was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. (0445 GMT) at Morristown Medical Center, Fennelly said. Friedland’s wife was not injured.
The mall, located 20 miles west of New York City, has 150 specialty stores and restaurants.
Note by Freddy
In my state, I always have a gun when I go to the mall. The mall cops at all the local malls are unarmed and would be tripping over themselves in a actual emergency, so I am prepared to protect my self and my family if necessary. And by the way, Christmas time bring out the thieves and criminals at the mall. It is the most dangerous time of the year to go to the mall.
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