Short Hills mall carjacking leaves husband dead; 4 arrested

Dustin Friedland and his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland.

Dustin Friedland and his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland.


A man out shopping for the holidays was shot in the head and killed in front o this horrified wife Dec. 15, 2013 during a violent carjacking in the parking garage of the upscale Mall at Short Hills.

Dustin Friedland, 30, had helped his wife, Jamie Schare, into the passenger side of his silver Range Rover when men approached him about 9 p.m.

The men put a handgun to Friedland’s head and demanded the vehicle.

In an apparent attempt to protect his wife, Friedland pushed the men away and was shot in the head, according to investigators.

He later died at a nearby hospital.

Police arrested four men: Hanif Thompson, 29; Karif Ford, 31; Basim Henry, 32; Kevin Roberts, 33. All four were hit with a slew of charges, including murder, carjacking and conspiracy, authorities say.

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