Two men have been arrested for allegedly killing a Virginia DoorDash driver and father of two just hours after Christmas as he unknowingly held a door open for two masked robbers during a Denny's stick-up.
Yusuf Ozgur, 56, entered the Denny's restaurant in Manassas to pick up a DoorDash order around 2 a.m. on Dec. 26, local outlet Prince William Times reports. He had no idea the chaos he was walking into.
As he entered the establishment, holding the door open for two men he apparently thought were exiting customers, the two masked men shot him as they were fleeing. They had just robbed the restaurant and also shot a 34-year-old customer, according to the Times. That customer was reportedly shot complying with the robbers’ demands for all patrons to get on the ground; he's expected to recover from his injuries.
The two robbers had asked for all customers to hand over their wallets and phones during the dramatic incident, local outlet WUSA9 reports.
Two men, whom investigators believe are the individuals behind the masks, were arrested in connection with the deadly robbery days later.
Ryan Thomas Walker, 22, was arrested on Sunday at an acquaintance’s home in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, according to the Prince William County Police Department.
Jordan Anderson, also 22, was arrested the same day during a traffic stop in a neighboring county. Manassas, where Anderson lives and where the Denny’s incident occurred, is located in Prince William County.
Anderson has been charged with murder, malicious wounding, and firearm in the commission of a felony. Walker has been charged with murder, robbery and malicious wounding.
Investigators believe Walker and Anderson are also responsible for a string of other robberies since Dec. 21, WJLA-TV reports. Anderson recently served two years behind bars for armed robbery.
It’s not clear if either suspect has a lawyer who can speak on their behalf.
Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard thanked the public for their help following the Denny’s shooting.
“You stepped up,” he said. “We received over 100 tips and information.”
Ozgur was remembered as a hardworking family man who loved and supported his wife and two children.
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