CAPTURED: Door Dasher Shot to Death

Yusuf Ozgur was simply doing his job. He was going inside Denny’s restaurant in Manassas, Virginia, to pick up a delivery order for his part-job as a Door Dash driver. Unbeknownst to him, a robbery was unfolding at the same time.

When he held the door open for two men leaving the restaurant, Ozgur had no idea they had just robbed the patrons. The criminals struck Ozgur with a baton and shot him. The Door Dasher did not survive the shooting, and authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify the men responsible.

Denny’s Robbery

Two men walked into Denny’s restaurant on December 26th, 2019, just one day after Christmas. Surveillance video shows the two men carrying weapons and, according to the Prince William County police statement, “The men ordered the patrons of the restaurant and employees to the ground while demanding their cell phones and wallets. The men further demanded money from the business.”

The men were wearing black coats and hats and had most of their faces covered. As they left the restaurant, they shot a man sitting on the floor for no apparent reason. That’s when Ozgur, the 56-year-old Door Dash driver, arrived to pick up an order for delivery. Although the victim shot while sitting on the floor survived the attack, Ozgur was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ozgur left behind his wife and two children. Authorities are asking for your help in identifying the men who carried out this senseless crime–and they are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to their arrest.

Door Dash released a statement after the incident on Thursday: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Yusuf Ozgur, a Manassas-area Dasher. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones, and we are reaching out to his family to offer our full support during this difficult time. We are in contact with law enforcement and cooperating with their investigation of this horrific crime.”

Update: Suspects Captured

The suspects were captured on Sunday, December 29th after DNA at the crime scene led authorities to their identity. Both 22-year-old Jordan Anderson of Manassas and 22-year-old Ryan Thomas Walker of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, are in custody. Police believe they may have carried out three other robberies as well and are currently being held without bond.