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Two teenage ladies are going through homicide prices after their alleged carjacking try value the lifetime of an Uber Eats driver.
In accordance with stories, Mohammad Anwar was making a meals supply round 4 p.m. close to Nationals Park in Southeast DC on Tuesday, when he was attacked by the 13 and 15-year-old armed with a stun gun. Witnesses advised police the 66-year-old struggled with the teenagers contained in the automobile earlier than it crashed and flipped onto its facet.
As seen in video footage obtained by NBC4, two Nationwide Guard troops who simply occurred to be close by rushed to the scene instantly after the accident occurred and pulled the 2 ladies from the again of the automobile. Anwar, nevertheless, was thrown from the automobile and may very well be seen mendacity on the bottom close by. The grandfather suffered a number of damaged bones and extreme head trauma. He was rushed to the hospital, the place he later handed away.
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In court docket on Wednesday, prosecutors alleged the teenagers have been making an attempt to steal the Honda Accord earlier than the crash. Prosecutors stated Anwar grew to become wedged between the automobile door and the driving force’s seat throughout the scuffle as the teenagers set the gear into drive.
They claimed the automobile then sped down the road with the door open and Anwar hanging from it earlier than the automobile hit one thing, prompting the door to swing again and strike him. The automobile finally smashed into two parked automobiles, prosecutors alleged, throwing Anwar from the automobile.
The choose dominated that the teenagers posed a considerable danger to individuals and property, and have been additionally flight dangers. They have been ordered to be detained till their subsequent listening to on March 31.
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Anwar is survived by his spouse, three grownup kids, and 4 grandchildren. He was the breadwinner of his household, based on a GoFundMe web page that has already raised over $100k. His niece wrote on the web page:
“Mohammad Anwar was a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who got here to the USA to create a greater life for him and his household. He was merely at work yesterday night, offering for his household, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence. The main points are nonetheless being investigated, nevertheless we all know that Anwar was engaged on an UberEats supply when two assailants tried to carjack him in Navy Yard.”
The tribute continued:
“Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and good friend who at all times supplied a smile whenever you wanted one. He leaves behind a household, close to and much, who cherish, love, and miss him dearly. Phrases cannot describe how our household is feeling at the moment. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and anguish are only a few that come to thoughts. We’ll carry him with us at all times, but it surely doesn’t take the ache away of shedding him so tragically and so unexpectedly quickly.”
For its half, Uber stated in a press release:
“We’re devastated by this tragic information and our hearts exit to Mohammad’s household throughout this tough time. We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Division for his or her diligence with this investigation.”
So unhappy. Our hearts are with the sufferer’s household.
[Image via Uber Eats/YouTube]