It's difficult for his widow, Jocelyn, but it's even harder for Wall's 5-year-old son, Aiden.
"He's just having a hard time; he grieves differently from the rest of us," she said Monday. "They told us to be honest with Aiden: to tell him what happened, obviously be gentle about it and not what happened."
The couple met in August 2019 and married just a few months after that.
“He was the light of my life. It’s hard living in a world where he was taken away from my son in such a way.”— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) February 16, 2021
So hard to sit with Jocelyn Wall tonight. Her husband Dylan is the @UPS driver shot & killed in @RaleighGov last week #abc11 pic.twitter.com/ZoFfE2MfYa
Now, instead of starting their life together, she's making funeral arrangements.
Mother of UPS driver killed in Raleigh becomes emotional in court
Dylan, a UPS driver, was shot and killed last week while he was out making deliveries on South East Street in downtown Raleigh.
The shooting suspect, 30-year-old Stephen Bynem, went before a judge last Thursday.
He remains in jail with no bond. The motive is still a mystery.
And a young widow and the rest of Wall's family are left wondering why.
"I was supposed to grow old with him," Jocelyn said. "We were supposed to see his son go to kindergarten. He was the light of my life. It's hard living in a world where he was taken away."
This is Aidan, Dylan and Jocelyn as one big family.— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) February 16, 2021
Jocelyn tells me Dylan was just covering this @UPS route in Downtown @RaleighGov for one week due to someone else on vacation. The motive is still unclear.
“No one expected this. It shouldn’t have happened” #abc11 pic.twitter.com/0LzF0pD1KU
She said this wasn't Wall's normal route. He was filling in this week but wanted to do it full-time.
"No one expected this, not him, not the people on vacation this week who said, 'Oh we'll put Dylan on,' they didn't expect it, no one expected it," she said.
She said she doesn't have a particular message for the person who killed her husband -- just that they took a "wonderful, hardworking and loving man away from his family."