A man who was driving home from work was killed during a domestic dispute in Pendleton.
Thursday night, Neal Shull was driving home when detectives said Jim Bailey, who was in a domestic dispute with his wife, began shooting.
"It's like a dream. I just don't believe it happened to us," said Kristi Wright, Neal Shull's sister.
Shull had left his home, which is located on East Water Street, around 9 p.m. He was going to do some work on the other home he and his wife owned. He was supposed to be home at 11 p.m. They had only been living at the home on East Water Street for two weeks.
"It was probably 10 after 11 or a quarter after 11 when I saw the second truck pull up, not knowing it was his," said Noelle Shull, Neal's wife.
Noelle Shull saw everything that happened that night.
"The gunfire. Police everywhere. But, it was so dark. I didn't know that was my husband's truck behind the other truck. I thought it was, but I thought maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me," she remembered.
It was Neal Shull's truck that was behind Bailey's. Neal Shull was tragically killed.
"What was the purpose of this man shooting my husband who was only trying to come home?" she said. "It was senseless".
Neal and Noelle Shull had been married for eight years. They met online.
"He had no problem making me laugh every single day," she said.
Neal Shull leaves behind three children and two stepchildren. Noelle Shull described her husband as a prankster who was always silly.
"He was just a happy guy. He was stubborn, but he was a happy guy and he loved his kids," she said.
Neal Shull was known for his painting business and for his passion of restoring old cars. He was a member of the Pendleton Kiwanis Club and helped put together this year's first car show.
"I've always been proud to be married to him because he's truly a good person," she said.
If anything good can come of this, Noelle Shull said, it would be that the car show would turn into a guaranteed yearly event.
A memorial service has been scheduled for Neal Shull at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pendleton Christian Church.