(WBHnews) – Two ladies, ages 13 and 15, have been charged with the homicide and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant killed final week whereas working at his job delivering meals in Washington, D.C., in an incident a bystander captured on video.
Mohammad Anwar, 66, died when police mentioned the women, armed with a taser, sped off in his automotive as he clung to the motive force’s aspect with the door open and crashed seconds later simply outdoors the ballpark of the Washington Nationals.
A video posted on Saturday exhibits the encounter unfolding in a minute and a half, ending with Anwar’s Honda Accord on its aspect, the women climbing out and a fatally injured Anwar sprawled and immobile on the sidewalk.
By Sunday afternoon, the video had been seen at the very least 5.5 million instances on Twitter.
Police didn’t establish the juvenile suspects, one among whom is from the District of Columbia and the opposite is from neighboring Fort Washington, Maryland.
Anwar, who lived in suburban Springfield, Virginia, and was at his supply job for Uber Eats when he was killed, was described in a GoFundMe put up as “a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who got here to the USA to create a greater life for him and his household.”
The GoFundMe marketing campaign, launched on behalf of his household, had raised greater than $500,000 by Sunday afternoon to cowl the prices of a funeral and to supply for his survivors. (bit.ly/3tVwLRg)
“Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and buddy who all the time supplied a smile whenever you wanted one,” the household mentioned. “Phrases can’t describe how our household is feeling at the moment. Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and anguish are just some that come to thoughts.”
An Uber consultant informed native radio station WTOP, “We’re devastated by this tragic information and our hearts exit to Mohammad’s household throughout this troublesome time.”
Carjackings in Washington have elevated to 46 within the first 5 weeks of the 12 months from eight in the identical interval a 12 months in the past, The Publish mentioned on Wednesday, citing police statistics. There have been a complete of 345 carjackings final 12 months, a rise of 143% from the prior 12 months, the newspaper mentioned.
Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Modifying by Lisa Shumaker