Crime and Courts

Teen Sentenced to Juvenile Detention 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 14-year-old girl was sentenced to juvenile detention until she turns 21 after she and another girl carjacked a man this spring near Nationals Park, his car flipped and he died.

The girl, who was 13 at the time of the crime, was given the maximum sentence requested by prosecutors.

The girl pleaded guilty in juvenile court to second-degree murder last month and other charges will be dropped.

The second carjacker, a 15-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to felony murder in May in juvenile court, sources told News4. She was sentenced to juvenile detention until she turns 21, the maximum sentence.

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. 

At the time of the younger girl's sentencing, the judge said the carjacking was “terrible and devastating” and that the victim’s family would never recover.

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.
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