Anderson was killed by a group of white men and Crittenden County sheriff’s deputies after a white woman complained that he had molested her 8 year old daughter. Anderson was allegedly shot with a high powered rifle in a bean field outside of Marion, Arkansas. Anderson’s family stated that he was questioned for several hours after the shooting before finally receiving medical attention. By the time he was taken to Crittenden County Memorial Hospital it was too late.
A coroner’s jury ruled justifiable homicide. No arrests were made.