Two girls aged 13 and 15 have been arrested on a felony murder charge in Washington DC after police attempted to carjack an UberEats driver, resulting in a rollover crash that killed the man.
The incident took place in block 1200 of Van Street SE near Nationals Park on Tuesday just after 4:30 pm and was partially videotaped.
Recordings taken by a neighbor and shared with NBC4 shows a dark-colored Honda Accord resting on its side against the curb, and two National Guard troops pulling a pair of teenage girls from the overturned vehicle.
Video shows a chaotic scene in Washington DC on Tuesday where an UberEats driver died after his Honda Accord crashed and fell over while attempted carjacking by two teenage girls
Troops of the National Guard pulled the girls, aged 13 and 15, from the victim’s overturned car. One of them is depicted in an orange sweatshirt a few steps from the victim’s body
A few steps away you see a man in a light-colored shirt lying motionless on the sidewalk.
The victim was identified as Mohammad Anwar, 66, a father of three and a grandfather from Springfield, Virginia. He was rushed to a hospital but could not be rescued.
The Metropolitan Police Department described the suspects in the felony murder and armed carjacking as a 13-year-old girl from Southeast DC and a 15-year-old girl from Fort Washington, Maryland. They are not named because they are juveniles.
Anwar, an immigrant from Pakistan, leaves behind his wife, three grown children and four grandchildren
According to officials, Anwar was delivering supplies for UberEats on Tuesday when the two teens approached his car and approached him in an attempt to steal the vehicle.
An eyewitness said that Anwar had a fight and the car crashed and fell on its side.
Anwar was thrown onto the sidewalk and sustained fatal injuries, including head trauma and broken bones.
Two National Guardsmen who were in the area retrieved the juvenile suspects from the overturned car and held them until police responded to the scene and arrested them.
Relatives said Anwar emigrated to the US from Pakistan in 2014 and worked in the food supply to care for his wife, three adult children and four grandchildren.
“The family has been devastated by this senseless crime,” relatives said in a statement. “Mohammad Anwar was a father, grandfather, husband, brother and uncle loved by many here in the United States and in Pakistan, his native country.”
Prosecutors said Anwar was in his car when the girls came in, used a tranquilizer gun on him and put the gear in the drivetrain
The Honda turned on its side after hitting something that threw Anwar onto the sidewalk
The two suspects appeared in court on Wednesday WUSA9
Prosecutors alleged that the teenage girls got into Anwar’s Honda and put the gear into gear while the victim was trapped between the driver’s seat and the door.
The car then drove through Van Street SE with Anwar hanging on it. According to prosecutors, when the Honda hit something, the door swung back and hit Anwar.
As the car made a sharp right turn into North Street SE, Anwar took off and landed on the ground before his Honda crashed into two parked cars.
The 66-year-old man, seen motionless on the ground, suffered fatal injuries and could not be rescued. One of his alleged attackers is being held by troops
The two girls (circled) were charged with murder and armed carjacking
A judge concluded that the two teenage girls are a threat to the community and a potential flight risk, and ordered them to be detained pending their next trial scheduled for March 31.
Meanwhile, the victim’s niece has one GoFundMe campaign to help pay for a traditional Muslim funeral for him. As of Thursday morning, more than $ 85,000 has been raised.
“Words cannot describe how our family is feeling right now,” Lehra Bogino wrote in the campaign description. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and fear are just a few that come to mind. We will always carry him with us, but it doesn’t take away the pain of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly quickly. ‘