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Maryland man arrested in connection to delivery man's murder at Denny's after Christmas

Manassas Denny's Murder, Robbery
Posted at 1:36 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 15:47:18-05

MANASSAS, Va. (WMAR) — Police in Virginia say a Maryland man is in custody after allegedly taking part in a murder and robbery at a Denny's diner right after Christmas.

It happened around 2:25 a.m. on December 26 on Sudley Road in Manassas, Virginia.

Ryan Thomas Walker, 22, of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland was masked and armed with a baton, as he walked into the restaurant with 22-year-old Jordan Anderson who had a gun and was also masked.

The two allegedly ordered about 23 people inside the restaurant at the time to get on the ground and give up their cell phones and wallets.

During the robbery, Anderson is accused of shooting and injuring a 34-year-old man who was cooperating and sitting on the ground as told.

As Walker and Anderson were on their way out, Yusuf Ozgur, a 56-year-old delivery driver, was unaware of what was going on, and held the door open as he came in to pickup a to-go order.

Walker allegedly beat Ozgur in the head with the baton, at which point Anderson shot him before the two fled.

Ozgur later died at a hospital, while the first victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police say forensic evidence found at the scene identified Anderson as the shooter.

On December 29, Anderson was arrested on Stagestone Way in Fairfax County, and charged with one count each of murder and malicious wounding, and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.

He's being held without bond pending a February 6 court hearing.

Walker was arrested Sunday by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Maryland.

Police have also released some surveillance footage from the incident which can be watched below.