2 girls charged with fatal carjacking in DC

Two teenagers have been charged with murder after a Virginia man police say they were carjacking died in a car crash Tuesday afternoon in D.C.

Mohammed Anwar, 66, of Springfield, Virginia, died in the crash on N Street in Southeast D.C., just north of Nationals Park.

The police said in their report that the crash happened when he was shocked by a stun gun by two teenagers who were in the process of carjacking him about a block away on Van Street at about 4:30 p.m.

A 13-year-old girl from Southeast D.C. and a 15-year-old girl from Fort Washington, Maryland, have been arrested and charged with felony murder and armed carjacking.

“We are devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Mohammad’s family during this difficult time,” an Uber spokesperson said. “We’re grateful the suspects have been arrested and thank the Metropolitan Police Department for their diligence with this investigation.”

A fundraiser has been set up to help Anwar’s family.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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