Officers arrested two teenage girls for their suspected roles in the deadly crash that happened Monday in D.C.’s Navy Yard community, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
According to the department, the man died after a car overturned on the 1200 block of Van Street, Southeast, near Nationals Park.
MPD’s preliminary investigation found that a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl assaulted the driver of the truck with a Taser while carjacking the man, which resulted in the rollover crash.
The victim was identified in a release from MPD Wednesday as 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, Virginia.
Police say both teens have been charged with felony murder and carjacking
In court Wednesday, MPD detectives showed a video of one of the girls screaming “He has my phone!” as the UBEREATS driver yells “They’re trying to take my car!”
The video in court also showed that one of the girls made their way into the driver seat of Anwar’s car, while the other in the passenger seat jams the car in gear as the Honda speeds off.
An MPD detective says one girl admitted going to Navy Yard station with the intent to steal a car. She blames the other girl for jamming the car in gear, swinging the steering wheel, and crushing to death UberEats driver Mohammad Anwar, according to the detective.
Navy Yard resident Elliott Morris said he was walking down N Street, Southeast, when he heard the car speeding in his direction.
“Turned around [and] saw this car flying from Van onto N, going like 50 to 60 miles per hour,” he said.
Morris said the car ended up on two wheels as it tried to make the turn, before it ultimately crashed into two other cars along N Street SE.
He said the driver then fell out of the car via the driver’s side door.
“Folks from everywhere were a little shocked,” he said.
Around the same time, Morris said another person tried to climb out of the car. He said members of the National Guard, possibly from the COVID testing site at Nats Park nearby, then responded to the scene.
“They helped the woman out of the top and then the nurses from the testing site came down to do first aid,” Morris said.
Neither of the girls was identified by police since they are juveniles.