The suspect fired a single shot with a .38-caliber bullet when the deputy chased after him, and the bullet struck him in the abdomen. The case was never solved because the suspect had got away. After several days later, Deputy Anderson died of his wound at the age of 47.
Deputy Anderson was a dedicated community volunteer and was a family man, he volunteered as a School Board Treasurer, and worked as a real estate developer. Anderson had served with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for three years. He also had ten children with his wife Martha.