Girls, 13 and 15, Charged With Felony Murder for Carjacking UberEats Driver
March 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two “teenage” girls are facing murder charges after a botched carjacking attempt led to a crash and killed a beloved 66-year-old grandfather who was working as an UberEats delivery driver, according to police.
On Tuesday, March 23, around 4:30 p.m., Pakistani-American Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, Virginia, was in his Honda Accord when two girls, ages 13 and 15, assaulted him with a Taser while trying to carjack him, and he was killed due to a crash that followed, according to WUSA 9.
A 13-year-old from Southeast D.C. and a 15-year-old from Fort Washington, Maryland have been charged with felony murder and armed carjacking in connection to the crime.
Anwar loved ones said he was the provider for his family. They say the UberEats driver, who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan, leaves behind a wife, three adult children, and four grandchildren.
“The family is devastated by this senseless crime. Mohammad Anwar was a father, a grandfather, a husband, a brother, and uncle beloved by many here in the United States and in Pakistan, his birth country,” said Anwar’s family in a statement. “He was a hardworking immigrant who came to the United States in 2014, working tirelessly to build a better life for himself and his family. He chose happiness each day and it was infectious. The loss felt by his death is immeasurable and he is missed tremendously by family and friends.”
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The defendants in the case appeared in court Wednesday afternoon. The prosecution shared witness video of the alleged carjacking.
Prosecutors claimed Anwar encountered the girls as they were trying to steal his Honda Accord. They said Anwar became wedged between a car door and the driver’s seat as the two teenagers, who were inside the car, set the gear into drive.