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4 Charged with Murder in Deadly NJ Mall Carjacking

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J.
4 charged with murder in deadly NJ mall carjacking

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four men are in custody after being arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend.

The suspects have been identified as 29-year-old Hanif Thompson, of Irvington, and 31-year-old Karif Ford, 32-year-old Basim Henry and 33-year-old Kevin Roberts, all of Newark.

They're accused in the Dec. 15 carjacking and killing of Dustin Friedland outside The Mall at Short Hills. Authorities say the 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken was shot in the head in the mall parking garage after being confronted by two carjackers. The assailants drove off in his silver Range Rover, which was found the next morning in Newark, about 10 miles from Short Hills.

The four face charges of murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon.

The suspects were arrested overnight and are being held on $2 million bail.


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