Two Teens Charged With Carjacking and Killing an Uber Eats Driver
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Two teenage girls in DC are being charged with murder after they attempeted to carjack an Uber Eats driver by tasing him, then wrecked his car leading to his death.
The driver was 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar. In a disturbing video of the carjacking, you can hear some of Anwar’s last words before he was killed in the rollover crash.
Anwar shouted, “This is my car,” as he was being robbed on March 23.
The two girls, 13 and 15, were charged with felony murder while armed, second-degree murder while armed, carjacking and reckless driving in court on March 24. One of the teens was also charged with possession of a Taser.
One of the teens admitted in court that the pair had prepared to meet at Navy Yard station with intent to steal a vehicle on the day of the robbery. She blamed the other girl for jamming the car into gear and turning the steering wheel, cruising Anwar to death.
Due to both girls being minors, their names and any other personal details are not being released to the public.
Anwar’s relatives set up a GoFundMe page to help his family. As of March 30, the page had almost reached $1 million, surpassing the original goal of $100,000.
“Mohammad Anwar was a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family,” the GoFundMe reads. “He was simply at work … providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence.”
The page also adds that Anwar was making an UberEats delivery when he was killed.
Anwar’s death has received national attention after the graphic video of the carjacking circulated through social media. The day after his death, the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee called for officials to treat this as a hate crime.
The girls are due back in court March 31, when the trial will resume.