DC 12-year-old among juvenile suspects who used stun gun during attempted carjacking: cops

D.C. police  arrested and charged three underage suspects in connection with tasing a man in an attempted carjacking in Southeast over the weekend.

The three suspects were identified as 12, 14 and 16-years-old girls. All were charged by police with Armed Carjacking. 

By Monday afternoon, a court spokesperson confirmed only one of the three girls arrested is still in custody with charges pending. "Cases against the other two girls are not currently being pursued," said that court spokesperson via email.

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The scene from Friday’s incident is about a city block away from where two teenage girls killed 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar in a fatal carjacking that made national headlines outside of Nat’s Park last March.

This is in the Navy Yard neighborhood of D.C.

FOX 5 spoke two the victim from Friday’s incident. He said he is still traumatized and immediately wanted to leave the area when a group of teens passed by as he was talking with a FOX 5 Reporter and Photographer. The victim said he did not feels safe.

A relative of the victim, who asked not to be identified, told FOX 5, "He comes to El Salvador trying to save his life and now he find this, it is very scary for him, I believe, because he is very young, 24-years-old." The relative cried after.

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The victim said the incident happened at around 3 p.m. Friday on N St. SE between First St. SE and New Jersey Ave SE. He told FOX 5 he was in his car when teens approached. Police say two got into the vehicle.

The victim told FOX 5 (in Spanish) that he speaks little English and had called someone to help translate. He described the young suspects as responding with violence – one shocked with a Taser. He also said one suspect unbuckled his seatbelt.

D.C. Police say the teens were not successful in taking the car and fled. The victim said they were quickly apprehended.

The actual police report also listed charges for Illegal Possession for Destructive Device and Assault on a Police Officer. It’s not clear which young suspect the charges pertained to.

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In a press release sent over the weekend, D.C. Police said they were still looking for a fourth suspect and asked anyone with information to call (202) 727-9099.

FOX 5 also spoke with a Navy Yard community leader, who said he plans to raise safety concerns with police at a Monday night ANC 6D meeting.

"Regardless of economic status and what’s going on in the home, we all were teenagers at some point and how many of us went out with a Taser to rob someone of their vehicle and cause a fatality? How many of us did that? This is a major issue that needs to be addressed sooner than later," said ANC 6D07 Commissioner, Edward Daniels.

If you have any information that might help police in their investigation, call (202) 727-9099.