Calls made to 911 and police on the night a young lawyer was killed in a carjacking outside an upscale New Jersey mall reveal that it may have taken an ambulance 30 minutes to get to the victim, according to a published report.
In the recordings obtained Monday by The Star-Ledger after multiple public records requests, Jamie Schare Friedland can be heard screaming at a 911 dispatcher following the Dec. 15 shooting of her 30-year-old husband, Dustin.
"Yes this is an emergency. I'm at the Short Hills mall parking lot. My husband has been shot," Friedland screams after a dispatcher answers her call. "We called an ambulance a half an hour ago -- where is it?"
The phone call turned into a frantic exchange between the dispatcher and the woman, despite the dispatcher's statement that an ambulance had arrived.
"They're on their way," the dispatcher says.
"When? When? When?" Friedland replies. "Give me a time!"
Millburn Police Chief Gregory Weber told the newspaper the ambulance arrived at the mall 18 minutes after the shooting, but had trouble getting to the scene because it couldn't fit below a low ceiling at the parking deck entrance.
Eventually, emergency crews wheeled a stretcher up the entrance ramp to the level of the parking deck where Friedland was shot, Weber said.
Four men charged in the case have pleaded not guilty to felony murder and other charges. Prosecutors have not said who fired the fatal shot.