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Two Girls, 13 and 15, Accused of Deadly Armed Carjacking in Southeast DC, Sources Say

A witness who did not want to be identified said the victim put up a struggle and at some point the car crashed and flipped over near Nationals Park

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Editor's Note (Wednesday, March 24): Police have identified the driver killed and confirmed murder charges against the teen suspects. Read the latest here.

A man was killed Tuesday after two teens allegedly attempted to steal his car and then crashed in Southeast D.C., law enforcement sources confirm to News4's Shomari Stone. 

Police sources also said that as of right now, the two suspects, one 13 and the other 15 years old, will likely face felony murder charges. On Wednesday morning, police confirmed the felony murder charges.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to a crash on the 1200 block of Van Street in Southeast around 4:45 p.m.

"I saw all the police cars first. Then I saw the car, and I thought, 'This must be a movie scene or something,'" Pamela Johnson, a D.C. resident who frequents the area of the crash, said.

It’s unclear what exactly happened inside the car before the crash. A witness, who did not want to be identified, said the victim put up a struggle and at some point the car crashed and flipped over near Nationals Park.

The victim landed on the sidewalk and suffered critical, life threatening injuries and later died at a hospital, police said. 


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The two teens were arrested and accused of an armed carjacking, law enforcement sources said. 

"I think that people do need to be brought to justice and that they have to stand for what they did and be accountable for their actions, because someone died," Johnson said. "I mean, that's serious."

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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