Oregon State Police Detectives in conjunction with Polk County Major Crimes Team have continued the investigation into the shooting death of Dennis Gerard Anderson on July 13, 2022 on Hwy 18. A suspect was developed, and an arrest warrant was obtained for 23-year old Justin Nathaniel McAnulty of Beaverton. On September 9, 2022 the Portland Police Bureau SERT Team served a search warrant on McAnulty’s residence and he was arrested at shortly after 4:00 am. McAnulty was lodged in Polk County Jail.
On July 13, 2022, at approximately 9:00 P.M. OSP responded to Hwy 18 milepost 15 in Polk County to a report of a shooting. Preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was the result of a suspected road rage incident, in which the victim, Mr. Anderson pulled over and stopped to let the suspect vehicle pass. The suspect vehicle stopped next to Anderson who then got out of his car, and multiple shots were fired from the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle then left the scene. Mr. Anderson was declared dead at the scene. A passenger in the car identified as Brandy D. Goldsbury was not injured.