Man Allegedly Pointed a Loaded Gun at Two People Near Washington-Grizzly Stadium
On October 11, 2020, UMPD dispatch advised that a male had just pulled a gun on some people near the north side of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Two UMPD officers immediately got into their police vehicle and headed to the scene. They saw a male matching the suspect description walking on the south side of the stadium. At the same time, two males nearby confirmed that observed male was the person who pulled the gun.
The officers drove toward the suspect and placed him into custody. An officer removed a firearm from the suspect’s right front pants pocket. The firearm was later determined to be a "DENALI .380 ACP", with a round in the chamber and four unfired rounds in the magazine. The suspect was eventually identified as 54-year-old Brian Anderson.
According to two males, Anderson pointed his firearm at both of them and threatened to pull the trigger. Both males said they had no previous relationship with Anderson and that the incident was unprovoked.
An officer asked Anderson if he had a concealed weapon permit, which he replied he did not. The serial number had been removed from the firearm and Anderson denied taking the serial number off himself. He told the officer that he bought it that way from “some old guy”.
The original 9-1-1 call was made by one of the original witnesses. He said he heard yelling and saw Anderson pointing a gun at two males.
Anderson was charged with two counts of felony assault with a weapon and one count of carrying a concealed firearm. His charging documents can be found here.