An evening of Christmas shopping turned into a violent nightmare Sunday night when a man returning with his wife to their parked Range Rover at an upscale New Jersey mall was fatally shot in the head and their vehicle carjacked from a parking deck at the Mall at Short Hills.
Police said the two assailants fled in the stolen car and an alert was out for the 2012 silver Range Rover with the license plate U26BVD.
The 30-year-old Hudson County man was pronounced dead at 11:45 Sunday night at Morristown Medical Center, Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said earlier today.
His wife was not injured, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.
Murray said the shooting occurred at about 9:10 p.m. She said the victim had been out with his wife shopping and they were returning to their vehicle when they were confronted by two men. She said the husband had opened the door for his wife and was getting into the driver’s side when he was shot. Murray believed multiple shots were fired.