At a news conference Saturday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington; Karif Ford, 31, of Newark; Basim Henry, 32, of Newark; and Kevin Roberts, 33, of Newark, had all been charged in the Sunday attack.
They were all charged with murder, felony murder, carjacking, possession of a weapon, and carjacking. Bail was set at $2 million for each man.
Murray would not say which suspect fired the shot that killed Dustin Friedland, but said all four were present when his Range Rover was taken, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
As CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported, Friedland’s wife issued a statement following the arrests Saturday saying, “We are very grateful to the Essex County police and all of the local authorities for pursuing this so vigorously.”
CBS 2 was the only station present as suspect Thompson was taken into custody in Irvington, following a SWAT team operation involving a battering ram.
Ford and Roberts were both arrested in Newark, while Henry was arrested by the FBI at a hotel in Easton, Pa., Murray said.