Crime and Courts

13-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty for DC Carjacking That Killed Uber Eats Driver

Mohammad Anwar, 66, was working as an Uber Eats driver near Nationals Park when a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl carjacked him

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A 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty to murder Thursday after she and another girl carjacked a man this spring near Nationals Park, his car flipped and he died. 

The girl pleaded guilty in juvenile court to second-degree murder. Other charges will be dropped. Under the maximum sentence, she would be released once she turns 21. 

The second carjacker, a 15-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to felony murder last month in juvenile court, sources told News4.

Both girls are in the custody of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and face years in juvenile detention.

Mohammad Anwar, of Springfield, Virginia, was in a gray sedan and working as an Uber Eats driver when the girls asked him for a ride near the Navy Yard Metro station, prosecutors said.

Anwar had driven just a few blocks when the girls, armed with a stun gun, tried to steal his car in the 1200 block of Van Street SE. 

Anwar tried to gain control of the car and accelerated, hit a tree and several parked cars, and flipped the car. 

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

One man was killed and two teens are in custody after a carjacking that ended near Nationals Park. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

Cellphone video shot by a witness high above N Street shows the immediate aftermath of the crash. Anwar can be seen on the sidewalk. Two National Guard troops who were in the area pulled the two girls out of the flipped car as its wheels spun. 

The girls lied to bystanders and said the car belonged to them, prosecutors said.

The girls were detained on the scene. 

News4 was first to report on the crime, one of a number of recent carjackings by young people. 

Anwar was a father and grandfather with loved ones in the U.S. and Pakistan, his family said. 

“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."

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.

The 15-year-old is set to be sentenced as early as Friday. The 13-year-old is set to be sentenced in July. Several of the victim’s family members are expected to speak publicly for the first time at their sentencing hearings. 

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