Sometime between 4.45 – 5.00am on 8 July 2010 Scott Guy drove in the pitch black darkness down the drive of his rural property, heading to milking. The only light was from his headlights, which were on high beam. As he approached the end of the drive he noticed that the gates were closed. This was unexpected, as neither he nor his wife had closed them the night before. Stopping his ute he jumped out and opened the gates, and was then shot by an assailant who waited in the darkness beyond the lights of his vehicle. Mr Guy died where he fell from gunshot wounds, and his body was found shortly after 7.00am. Mr Guy’s death was reported to the coroner, and a formal inquiry was opened.