An Oregon father-of-two was shot and killed by a BMW driver on his way home from the beach after accidentally splashing windshield wiper fluid on the killer’s car.
Dennis Anderson, 45, a father of two teenage girls and a stepson, was out in Lincoln City last week with his partner of 18 years, Brandy Goldsbury, when they were targeted by an unidentified man riding a black BMW 3 Series car, The Oregonian reported.
Goldsbury, 46, said the BMW was trying to pass them just as Anderson sprayed wiper fluid on his windshield, some of which she said may have gotten on the other car, infuriating the driver.
The 3 Series passed them without issue, they believed.
But shortly afterwards, the couple spotted the car parked on the side of the road – and were horrified to see it begin chasing them as they drove past.
Goldsbury said the sports car’s driver pursued them along Highway 18 and began firing shots, eventually striking Anderson.
‘The last thing that [Dennis] said was, “Oh my god, they shot me,”’ Goldsbury said. ‘By the time I got to him, blood was coming out of his mouth.’
Now Goldsbury is asking for help in finding her partner’s killer, while loved ones set up a GoFundMe page to help support the grieving family.
Dennis Anderson, 45, (right) was shot to death along Highway 18 in Oregon by a BMW driver whose car was allegedly hit with windshield wiper fluid from Anderson’s vehicle. Pictured: Anderson enjoying a day out with one of his teenage daughters
The black BMW 3 Series car (pictured) allegedly chased Anderson and his partner, Brandy Goldsbury, along the highway and tried to push them off the road
Goldsbury said the unidentified driver of the BMW (pictured) shot Anderson with what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapons before driving away
Police are still investigating the shooting and looking for the man who killed the
Recalling the incident, Goldsbury told the Oregonian that she was startled when she and Anderson came across the angry BMW driver again while on the highway.
She said they had just arrived at a rest area on their way home to Tigard when they found the BMW parked on the side of the road.
‘We drove by it, and then it got behind us,’ Goldsbury told the local outlet. ‘And then when the lanes started to turn to one again, the car started driving really close to the back of us almost like it was going to hit us.
‘And then it would go into oncoming traffic and kind of swerve towards us, like trying to push us to the side of the forest.’
Goldsbury said she was able to call 911 and flag down other drivers for help after the suspect shot Anderson and fled the scene.
She said one Good Samaritan stopped and helped perform CPR on Anderson until paramedics arrived, but the victim was reported dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating the shooting and described the suspect as a short, 25-year-old male with medium complexion and short dark hair.
Goldsbury said his daughters meant the world to Anderson, who recently quit a pharmacy job to deliver pizzas part-time in order to spend more time with his kids
Anderson (left) was described as a kind and loving father to not only his daughters, but also to his adult step-son, who Goldsbury said Anderson was happy to take under his wing
Pictured: Anderson (left) with his father, David, who often fished together whenever he returned to his native Massachusetts
Loved ones set up a GoFundMe page to help support the grieving family following the murder
Mourning the loss of her partner, Goldsbury, a medical assistant at Oregon Health & Science University, described Anderson as a kind and caring father who also took her son from a previous marriage under his wing.
‘He’s one of those pushover dads,’ Goldsbury told the Oregonian. ‘They would ask for something absolutely outrageous, and he would be like ‘no’ and then I would turn around and he’d be doing it, making it happen for them.’
Goldsbury said his daughters meant the world to Anderson, who recently quit a pharmacy job to deliver pizzas part-time in order to spend more time with his kids.
The family’s dream was to buy a home in Lincoln City, the home of Anderson’s favorite hamburger restaurant.
A Massachusetts native, Anderson fell in love with Oregon when driving across the country to meet Goldsbury after connecting in an online chatroom.
Although she freaked out at his sudden and surprising feat, telling him to go home, she said she quickly reconsidered.
‘And then he came back, and then he never left,’ Goldsbury said.
Goldsbury and police have called on the public to help track down the person behind the sensless murder.
‘They need to realize what they did and how they impacted not only me and my family but our community,’ Goldsbury told KGW 8.