Two teenaged girls accused of a botched carjacking in the District of Columbia (D.C.) have been arrested, according to a Wednesday press release from the D.C. police department.
MPD announces arrests in a Homicide and Armed Carjacking (Taser) offense that occurred on 3/23/21 in the 1200 block of Van Street, SE.
Thank you to all who assisted in making DC safer with these arrests!
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 24, 2021
“The Detectives’ investigation on the scene revealed that the suspects assaulted the victim with a taser while carjacking the victim which resulted in a motor vehicle accident,” the press release stated.
The two suspects, both 13 and 15 years old, assaulted 66-year old Mohammed Anwar on Tuesday, according to Fox 5 DC.
The suspects tasered him, and his body was dragged and killed in the 1200 block of Van Street, SE, according to the report.
Police stated that the suspects were arrested in Fort Washington, MD, and were “arrested and charged with Felony Murder and Armed Carjacking (Taser).” (RELATED: ‘Carjacking’ Caught On Camera During Dave Portnoy’s ‘One Bite Pizza Reviews’ Segment)
Anwar’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses. It said he was a Pakistani immigrant who was working as an UberEats delivery driver during the time of the incident, according to Fox News.
A statement from Anwar’s family that was given to Fox 5 DC read, “The family is devastated by this senseless crime. Mohammed Anwar was a father, a grandfather, a husband, a brother, and uncle beloved by many here in the U.S. and in Pakistan. 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.”