Bystander killed in police shootout

July 27, 2012

An innocent bystander was killed Thursday night in Pendleton when a gunman opened fire on police officers responding to a reported domestic disturbance. Police identified the victim as John Neal Shull Jr., 48, who owned N.S. Painting Co. Shull was in a truck when he was hit by gunfire exchanged by 59-year-old Jim Kenneth Bailey of New Castle and police officers. Two police officers suffered non-life-threatening bullet wounds and a police dog was killed in the incident, which took place about 11 p.m. Bailey was found dead about six hours later of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.