Two black teenage girls have been charged in the carjacking death of an Uber Eats driver this week in Washington, D.C., police say.
Mohammad Anwar, 66, of Springfield, Virginia, was killed Tuesday afternoon near Nationals Park, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.
A graphic video that was posted on Sunday shows Anwar near the driver’s side door in a struggle with the suspects yelling: “They’re thieves. This is my car!”
The girls, 13 and 15, assaulted Anwar with a Taser while carjacking him.
The video showed the suspects speeding off with Anwar still hanging onto the vehicle, and then crashing the car. The teenage girls were both seen climbing out of the vehicle unscathed while Anwar lay injured in the street.
Police said Anwar was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead after “all lifesaving efforts failed.”
Anwar was working as an Uber Eats driver, says a GoFundMe page set up by his family. The page has raised over $600,000 as of Sunday.
“We are devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time,” an Uber spokesperson said. “We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation.”
The girls were charged with felony murder and armed carjacking. The younger girl is from the southeast section of D.C., while the older resides in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Anwar immigrated from Pakistan in 2014, his family wrote on the GoFundMe page.
He “was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one. He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love, and miss him dearly,” said his family.