Disturbing footage shows the moment two teen girls allegedly carjacked an Uber Eats vehicle and sped off with the driver clinging on, before crashing and killing him.
Father-of-three Mohammad Anwar, 66, was killed after being thrown from his Honda Accord in a violent suspected robbery in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
Metropolitan Police Department said a 13-year-old from Southeast D.C. and a 15-year-old from Fort Washington, Maryland were charged with felony murder and carjacking charges.
The graphic 90-second clip starts with Mr Anwar struggling to regain control of his car after two people are seen pushing into the car.
He can be heard yelling, “They’re thieves,” and “This is my car,’ in the footage as he tries to pull the carjacker out of the driver’s seat.
But the carjacker suddenly accelerates, sending the car speeding down the road with Mr Anwar still clinging on.
The horrifying footage then shows the car smashing into a metal fence from its left side – crushing Mr Anwar between the barrier and car door.
Suspects try to flee
As the car sped off, a screeching sound can be heard in the footage, followed by a loud crash.
The bystander who had been filming the incident then rushes to the site of the crash only to find the car rolled over and two girls climbing out.
Mr Anwar’s body can be seen in the footage lying motionless on the footpath, as witnesses scrambled to help.
Two National Guardsmen who were in the area removed the juvenile suspects from the overturned car.
One of the teens was allegedly heard saying: “My phone’s still in there” in an apparent reference to her phone being in the overturned vehicle.
They detained the pair until police responded to the scene and arrested them.
Other footage captured by a witness shows a damaged grey sedan flipped on its side while the troops are pulling two people out of the car.
Loss ‘immeasurable’ for delivery driver’s family
According to his family, Mr Anwar was a Pakistani immigrant, who left behind a wife, three adult children and four grandchildren.
“He was a hardworking immigrant who came to the US in 2014 to build a better life for himself and his family.
“The loss for his family is immeasurable,” the family said in a statement.
The two suspects have not been named because of their age.
Police said that Mr Anwar was in his car about a block north of Nationals Park when the two suspects allegedly assaulted him using a stun gun and tried to steal his car.
Police arrived at the scene at about 4.30pm and found Mr Anwar with life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Uber has also offered its condolences in a statement.
“We are devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time,” the statement said.
“We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation.”
The victim’s niece has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for a traditional Islamic funeral.
Lehra Bogino wrote in the description: “Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one.
“He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love and miss him dearly.
“Words cannot describe how our family is feeling currently.
“Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache and anguish are just a few that come to mind.
“We will carry him with us always, but it doesn’t take the pain away of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly soon.
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