Second Victim Dies From Titusville Shooting
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA –A second victim of an attack by an armed man on a neighborhood party early Monday morning in Titusville has died.
Roger Picior of 1950 Smith Drive, 44, died Wednesday after being shot multiple times in the incident.
Gary Lee Hembree, also of 1950 Smith Drive, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday after he was shot multiple times while standing in his yard.
Titusville Police Department Major Todd Hutchsion said said that at 12:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to a shooting at 1950 Smith Drive.
“Upon arriving, officers found three victims that had been shot just outside the home,” Hutchinson said.
Police arrested William T. Woodward of 1960 Smith Drive, 43, and charged him with first degree murder.
A third shooting victim, Bruce Timothy Blake of 1940 Smith Drive, 49, was shot multiple times, but is is expected to survive his injuries.
Hutchinson said Woodward used a handgun in the incident.
Investigators believe Hembree was “heckling” the suspect earlier in the evening, yelling insults about Woodward as part of an ongoing dispute between them.
Hutchinson said there is no evidence that any of the victims had weapons of their own and the suspect shot each of them multiple times. Detectives believe the Woodward actually reloaded his handgun during the incident and waited for police to arrive to surrendered to them when they arrived.
Police have responded numerous times to ongoing disputes between Hembree and Woodward.
Hutchinson said numerous attempts were made by Titusville Police to mediate the ongoing dispute between these neighbors, including offering to host meetings at the police department.