After her husband, Justin Friedland, was shot at a mall, a wife waits more than 17 minutes for an ambulance. CNN’s Margaret Conley reports.
Millburn-Short Hills Vounteer First Aid Squad is reported to have taken 17 minutes or more to reach Justin Friedland, who was fatally wounded during a carjacking. The delay is believed to have been caused by the combination of the ambulance height and the ceiling heights of the parking deck, which prohibited the first responders from driving directly to the crime scene.
Milburn Township police responded just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday December 15, 2013 to The Mall at Short Hills in Millburn after a shooting and carjacking that left Justin Friedland mortally wounded, and his wife screaming for help on the third floor of the upscale shopping mall parking garage. Several shots were fired, and one struck Friedland in the head. The offenders fled in the couple’s Range Rover eastbound on Route 24. The man was rushed to Morristown Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m.
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