As Dustin Friedland, 30, lay dying in an upper level of a parking garage near Nordstrom shortly after 9 p.m. Dec. 15, his wife, Jamie, frantically urged a 911 dispatcher to send help, according to recordings obtained Monday by The Star-Ledger.
"Yes this is an emergency. I'm at the Short Hills mall parking lot. My
husband has been shot," Friedland screamed to the dispatcher. "We called an ambulance a half an hour ago. Where is it?"
According to Millburn Police Chief Gregory Weber, the ambulance arrived at the mall 18 minutes after the initial call was made, The Star-Ledger reported. However, the ambulance was unable to reach Friedland because of the low ceiling at the entrance to the parking garage, the chief told The Star-Ledger.
Emergency responders ultimately rolled a stretcher up the ramp of the garage to the level Friedland was shot. Friedland died at Morristown Medical Center at 11:45 p.m. that night.