Mohammad Anwar, 66, was a Pakistani immigrant who had been in the U.S. for seven or eight years. When his limousine business slowed during the pandemic, he started delivering food.
Anwar died on March 23 after the teens used a Taser on him and he was thrown from his vehicle during an attempted carjacking, police previously said.
“It is outrageous that someone could kill and get away with it like that,” Anwar’s friend, Goher Khan, dicho.
Khan, a fellow Pakistani immigrant who lives in Virginia, said there were too many people standing around watching and not doing anything to help.
“Someone should have helped,” Khan said. “I think too much of that is going on in America today.”
The suspects – who officials haven’t publicly named because of their ages – were charged with murder and armed carjacking. sin embargo, both teens are expected to enter a plea deal when they return to court later this month.
Khan said the incident “would not have happened” if the girls had been in school.
“It’s almost down to zero if they were in school, sabes,” él dijo.
Carjackings in the nation’s capital are up more than 300% este año. Murder is up 34% so far this year, de acuerdo con la El Correo de Washington. Last year ended with a 16-year high in killings.
D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department said many carjackings are carried out by juveniles.
“We have noticed that a large number of these crimes are committed by young teenagers (13-16-year-olds) and the vehicles are often used to commit other crimes such as robberies and shootings,” a department spokesperson told Fox News. “With the prevalence of more delivery drivers on the road due to the pandemic, this provides more opportunities for them to become victims of carjackings.”