Man accused of killing neighbors in Labor Day shootout facing new charge


TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Titusville man accused of gunning down three neighbors over the Labor Day weekend is facing a new charge related to a fight just days before the shooting.

William Woodward, the brother of Titusville's fire chief, is being held in the Brevard County Jail. Police said he shot three neighbors in a monthlong dispute.

Woodward is accused of gunning down 39-year-old Gary Hembree in a Labor Day weekend shootout on Smith Drive. Roger Picior, a 44-year-old man who lived with Hembree, was shot as well. Both Hembree and Picior have died. Another man who was shot, Bruce Blake, remains hospitalized.

Woodward, 44, is now accused of battery in addition to murder.