Husband in NJ Defends His Wife the Only Way He Can – He Dies Protecting Her During Carjacking
Perhaps if New Jersey gun laws were different this story would have a different ending. Maybe we would be filing it in our database of over 1,000 defensive gun uses.
However, with rare exception, New Jersey makes it illegal for citizens to protect themselves outside of their home. Carry permits are nearly impossible for regular citizens to get and carrying a gun without a permit carries stiff penalties.
We don’t know if Dustin Friedland would have carried a firearm for protection if he was legally allowed to, but we do know that he was not allowed to, and he was unfortunately killed in a violent crime in one of New Jersey’s more affluent shopping districts while doing everything he could to protect his young wife.
According to the New York Post,
Dustin Friedland, 30, and Jamie Schare Friedland, 27, both lawyers, had their arms full of packages and were headed back to their 2012 Range Rover in the parking garage near Nordstrom at The Mall at Short Hills when they were accosted at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, cops said…
…Friedland had opened the SUV door for his wife and was heading around to the driver’s side when the thugs — who had circled the garage at least twice trolling for victims — made their move….
…Friedland confronted one of the men, who put a gun to his head and demanded his keys, law-enforcement sources said….
…After Friedland pushed the thug off him, the thug fired multiple shots from a handgun. A single bullet struck Friedland point-blank in the head as witnesses heard Jaime shrieking.
Dustin Friedland died from his injuries.
The suspects escaped with the couple’s SUV (which was later recovered) and currently remain at large.
Our thoughts go out to Jamie Schare Friedland and Dustin’s family during this tragic time and we hope those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.