‘She brought so much love’: Family mourns Titusville woman killed in murder-suicide

Loved ones are remembering a 24-year-old Titusville woman who was shot and killed in a murder-suicide.

Haley Friedel Photo: GoFundMe

Police said they responded to a call of shots fired around 7 a.m. last Thursday at the 4000 block of Lakeview Hills Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found Haley Friedel, 24, of Titusville, in the driveway inside a truck with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gregory DePietro, 32, of Titusville, was located close to the truck on the lawn with an apparent gunshot wound. He died at the hospital.

Investigators believe DePietro, who served as a Seminole County firefighter, drove to Friedel’s home, parked behind her vehicle, and shot her multiple times into her driver’s side window, killing her.

“Haley was an amazing daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, gym buddy, and so much more. She brought so much love, and fun to everyone she met, even for the people who knew her for a short period,” the GoFundMe page reads. “Haley had a personality that radiated and shined much like the beautiful sunflower she loved – bringing joy to so many people around her. She was so driven, and structured, and had such an amazing work ethic. She got lost in pushing and always wanting to reach the next level, especially with work and the gym. She inspired so many, for being so young. Realizing all those who Haley has touched and deeply impacted has helped our family find comfort in remembering her profound love for life and ever loving personality.”

This week, family members created a GoFundMe page in memory of Friedel and more than $15,000 has been raised. A Celebration of life will take place Saturday, May 21st. More Info Here

Police have not identified the relationship between Friedel and DePietro, only saying that they were “known to each other.”

Seminole County Fire Department’s Chief Matt Kinley said DePietro was hired in 2018.

“DePietro was in good standing with the Department during his tenure here. This is a tragic and devastating loss for the family of Haley Friedel and the family of Greg DePietro,” he wrote, in part.

This article first appeared on WESH2 News

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