Virginia man found guilty of 2nd degree murder in 2019 Denny’s shooting

A Manassas, Virginia man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of a 56-year-old father of two at a Denny’s restaurant.

A Manassas, Virginia man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of a 56-year-old father of two at a Denny’s restaurant.

Last Wednesday, a jury began deliberating on 49 charges against Jordan Anderson; they returned Tuesday morning with guilty verdicts on 45 of those counts, according to the Prince William County District Attorney’s Office.



Early the morning after Christmas in 2019, Anderson and another man, Ryan Walker, armed entered Denny’s in Sudley Road and attempted to rob customers and employees. There were about 20 people in the restaurant at that time.

As they were leaving the restaurant, investigators believe Yusuf Ozgur was coming in to pick up a delivery. Ozgur worked as a delivery driver for DoorDash.

When Ozgur answered the door for the men, he was hit with a baton and then shot, according to Prince William County police. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Another man was also shot during that robbery.

The police said in December 2019, money and property were not taken from the restaurant.

The charge of second-degree murder was less than prosecutors had hoped to see for Anderson. Prosecutors urged the jury to return a charge of first-degree murder, arguing that it was premeditated murder.

Anderson faces up to life in prison. A sentencing date will be set next month.

Walker also faces a list of charges related to the robbery and will appear in court in April 2023.

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