It was a story that horrified the entire country last month. Dustin Friedland, a 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken, New Jersey, was fatally shot when carjackers set upon his silver Range Rover after he and his wife Jamie had finished their Christmas shopping at the Short Hills Mall on December 15. Now, 911 calls released from the shooting reveal that the ambulance may have taken up to a half hour to get to the dying man, and his wife's frantic cries for help are absolutely heartbreaking.
Four arrests were made in the case. Hanif Thompson, 29, Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 33, were all arrested in conjunction with the case, but no one has been charged with firing the fatal shot yet.
Perhaps most tragic is that the ambulance coming to help Friedland took a half hour getting to him. Would he have lived had they come sooner? WHY did it take so long? See below:
The panic in Jamie Friedland's voice is almost unbearable. She says:
Yes, this is an emergency. I’m at the Short Hills Mall parking lot. My husband has been shot. We called an ambulance a half an hour ago: Where is it?
According to records, it took the ambulance 18 minutes to get to the mall, but the ambulance was unable to fit into the garage, so the EMTs had to carry the stretcher to get to him. It's a horrible tragedy any way you look at it, but it's not clear whether it would have made a difference or not for them to get there faster.
What is clear is that this poor woman sat with her dying or dead husband for a horrible, gut-wrenching HALF hour while the thugs who killed him over nothing but a car had a joyride. The abandoned car was found the next day and the suspects were apprehended days later.
Basically, the life of a promising young man who was in a happy marriage and about to think about fatherhood was ended for absolutely no reason. It's so sickening and could have happened to anyone.
My heart just breaks for them.
Do you think these calls reveal anything new?
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