Mall shooting victim was a lawyer
Posted Dec 17, 2013 8:01 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The man who was shot and killed in a carjacking outside an upscale New Jersey mall has been identified as a 30-year-old lawyer from Hoboken.
Dustin Friedland was shot and killed on Sunday as he and his wife, who is also a lawyer, were returning to their 2012 Range Rover after Christmas shopping, report the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the Bergen County Record, the New York Daily News and the Asbury Park Press. Dustin Friedland had opened the car door for his wife and was walking behind his SUV when he was confronted by the two assailants.
The Range Rover was recovered in Newark on Monday outside a boarded up home.
Friedland and his wife, Jamie, are both graduates of Syracuse University’s law school, the New York Daily News says. Dustin Friedland’s LinkedIn profile says he is a project manager and estimator who also analyzes construction-related legal claims at Epic Mechanical in Neptune, N.J., which is his family’s HVAC company, the Asbury Park Press says. He worked as a patent lawyer before joining Epic Mechanical.
Jamie Schare Friedland, 27, works at the Adam Leitman Baily law firm, which has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Baily told the New York Daily News he believes Friedland resisted his attackers out of concern for his wife.
“Dustin was rational, intelligent and had great judgment,” said Adam Leitman Bailey. “I highly doubt that he fought the attackers to save his car. I do believe he would fight for his wife’s life.”