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Harrowing 911 Calls Reveal Lengthy Wait For Ambulance To Reach NJ Mall Carjacking Victim

 
Harrowing 911 Calls Reveal Lengthy Wait For Ambulance To Reach NJ Mall Carjacking Victim
Posted Tuesday, January 14th 2014 @ 1pm

(Jen Chung) Last December, a NJ man was fatally shot during a carjacking at the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, NJ. And now newly released 911 calls show that his wife was begging for an ambulance to arrive, telling the operator, "We called an ambulance a half an hour ago: Where is it?"

Dustin Friedland, 30, and his wife Jamie Schare Friedland were getting into their 2012 Range Rover, parked in a parking deck at the Mall at Short Hills, on Sunday night when he was confronted by two men. Friedland apparently struggled with the men before he was shot in the head. The carjackers then forced his wife out of the car and then drove away with the vehicle. Police later found the car abandoned in Newark. Friedland died hours later at a hospital hours later.

The Star-Ledger reports: "Eighteen minutes passed before the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid squad reached the parking deck where the 30-year-old Hoboken attorney lay bleeding around 9 p.m. Dec. 15, according to Millburn Police Chief Gregory Weber. Then, more time passed because the ambulance was unable to fit under the parking deck’s ceiling, forcing first responders to roll a stretcher up an entrance ramp to Friedland."

Read More: Gothamist

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