Mohammad Anwar, 66, was working as an Uber Eats driver in the Navy Yard area of D.C. when two teen girls assaulted him with a stun gun and his car crashed, police and his family say

By Shomari Stone and NBC Washington Staff

A man died and two girls, ages 13 and 15, face felony murder charges after police say the girls carjacked the man near Nationals Park on Tuesday, used a stun gun against him and caused the car to flip.

Mohammad Anwar, of Springfield, Virginia, was identified as the victim, police and his family said Wednesday. He was 66.

The suspects are a 13-year-old from Southeast D.C. and a 15-year-old from Fort Washington, Maryland, police said. The juveniles’ names were not released.

Documents released Wednesday say the girls were arrested on felony murder and carjacking charges and taken to the Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide branch for processing.

Anwar was a father and grandfather with many loved ones in the U.S. and Pakistan, his family said. He was working as an Uber Eats driver at the time of the crime.

“He was a hardworking immigrant who came to the U.S. in 2014 to build a better life for himself and his family. The loss for his family is immeasurable,” they said in a statement that called the crime “senseless.”

A witness to the carjacking told News4 the victim struggled with the girls.

Anwar’s car then crashed and flipped onto its side on N Street SE. Video footage shows the damaged car balanced on its side.

Police arrived at about 4:30 p.m. and found the victim injured on the sidewalk. Medics took him to a hospital, where he died. 

Two girls are accused of an armed carjacking that ended in the death of a man near Nationals Park. News4’s Shomari Stone reports that at least 19 carjackings in the District this year have involved juveniles.

Anwar was an UberEats driver and in the process of making a delivery when the incident happened. 

Uber shared the following statement with FOX 5 on Wednesday: 

“We are devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time. We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation.”

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