According to TMZ, a father-of-three working as an Uber Eats driver has been killed in a suspected carjacking in Washington DC after two teenage girls allegedly tried to steal his car.
Mohammad Anwar, 66, died on Tuesday (23 March) after suffering numerous broken bones and severe head trauma from the incident.
Today (26 March), shocking footage of the incident has emerged showing Anwar attempting to recover his vehicle as a suspect accelerates, dragging him alongside and crushing him against a fence. The car sped down a street before flipping and ejecting Anwar onto a nearby sidewalk.
The graphic video shows a figure lying face down on the sidewalk, not moving. He was making food deliveries at the time of the attack.
The Metropolitan Police Department said the suspected carjackers are a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, in what may be part of a disturbing trend as police noted that they have seen similar cases in the past month. Both teens have been charged with felony murder and armed carjacking.
The two girls made their initial court appearance on Wednesday as the judge ruled that they were a threat to the community and posed a flight risk. They are now detained until their next court appearance on 31 March.
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Anwar’s family members said that he immigrated to the US from Pakistan in 2014 and that he worked food delivery gigs to support his wife, 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,” the relatives said in a statement.