2 Teen Girls Charged With Murder of 66-Year-Old Uber Eats Driver in DC

March 28, 2021 Updated: March 28, 2021

Two teenage girls were charged with murder and carjacking in connection to the death of a 66-year-old Uber Eats driver in Washington, officials said.

The girls, aged 13 and 15, were charged in a family court with felony murder while armed, reckless driving, and carjacking, according to Fox Baltimore.

A police homicide detective, Chad Leo, testified in court that witnesses told him the teen girls and the driver—who family members identified as Mohammad Anwar, a Pakistani immigrant—were arguing loudly. The witnesses said the driver complained the girls were attempting to steal his car.

The identities of the two girls were not disclosed by officials.

Leo said one witness shot a video showing one girl behind the car’s steering wheel with a Taser as the other girl partially wedged between the open driver’s door sitting on top of the other girl, according to Fox Baltimore. Social media footage reviewed by The Epoch Times showed one girl starting the car as the other girl was behind the wheel as Anwar was hanging on.

Leo cited footage showing the car speeding down Van Street before hitting a tree box. The car then took a right turn on N Street before it hit other cars and flipped on its side, throwing Anwar from the vehicle. According to the Fox affiliate, he suffered broken ribs, a broken pelvis, and other significant injuries before he was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

According to a GoFundMe page, nearly $400,000 has been raised for Anwar’s family. It described him as a “Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family” and “was simply at work yesterday evening, providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence.”

“The details are still being investigated, however we know that Anwar was working on an UberEats delivery when two assailants attempted to carjack him in Navy Yard,” the page read.

The two girls are being held pending their next court date on March 31, reports said.

“I saw all the police cars first. Then I saw the car, and I thought, ‘This must be a movie scene or something,'” witness Pamela Johnson told NBC4. “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 added. “I mean, that’s serious.”