According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Anderson’s mother, Denise, provided a full account of the tragedy. She claimed the violent altercation began after a dog belonging to her son’s girlfriend, bit her husband Otis Anderson Sr.
The incident reportedly caused Anderson Sr. to spiral into a rage, which led to a verbal argument with both his son and wife. Though details leading up to the shooting are largely redacted, it’s understood that Anderson Sr. may have become physically violent.
Police discovered Anderson Jr. on scene with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to hospital but was tragically pronounced dead.
His mother Denise also reportedly suffered injuries but was later released from hospital.
In a tribute to Twitter, UCF Football wrote that Anderson Jr was “revered” by his teammates and offered condolences to “everyone who loved Otis.”
We have now confirmed and are devastated to hear of the passing of Otis Anderson Jr. He was revered by his teammates, our fans, and everyone within Knight Nation.
Our deepest condolences go out to everyone who loved Otis. He was taken too soon and will truly be missed. pic.twitter.com/b99DfoDytl
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 30, 2021
Rest in Peace, Otis.