Court documents show the neighbor and his wife took out an injunction for stalking against Gionet after the incident, but Gionet died from his injuries several days later at the hospital.
Neighbors said Gionet was known to have a hot temper.
"He was just an aggressive person, and you know that puts red flags up, don't you think?" neighbor Debbie Dickey-Mierzejewski said. "He's just been known as the older man that harasses the children and harasses people."
Dickey-Mierzejewski said she once confronted Gionet after he yelled at her nephew and accused him of vandalizing his property.
"I took that opportunity to address this with him because I wasn't going to have it," Dickey-Mierzejewski said. "He used profanity. He told him that he knows what he's doing like he knows he's the one vandalizing his house or whatever."
Dickey-Mierzejewski said Gionet often argued with people for parking near his property or for making noise.
"This man that lives in our neighborhood was a ticking time bomb and I don't think we in the neighborhood really knew how bad it was, but it exploded," Dickey-Mierzejewski said.
A member of Gionet's family told WJAX he had two children and a stepdaughter who recently passed away.