SHORT HILLS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — As her husband lay dying with a gunshot wound to his head, a frantic Jamie Friedland made a desperate call to 911 pleading for help — help that might have taken as long as 30 minutes to arrive.
“Yes, it’s an emergency!” Jamie Friedland said in the call, screaming. “I’m at the Short Hills mall parking lot, and my husband has been shot! He called an ambulance a half an hour ago! Where is he?”
Millburn police said they arrived within one minute of the initial call, while trained police officers tried to save the life of Dustin Friedland, who was gunned down in the parking garage of The Mall at Short Hills during a Dec. 15 carjacking. Police told CBS 2 that 17 to 18 minutes passed before an ambulance from the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad arrived at the scene.