Article Courtesy of Channel 8 News -- Tampa
By Peter Bernard
Published November 9, 2018
PALM HARBOR - Monday afternoon, there was chaos at the Stillwater Palms
condos in Palm Harbor.
Kathleen Rivas grabbed her cell phone, capturing the
moments when Pinellas County deputies swarmed the parking lot.
It started over vandalism to a red Cadillac. Gia Tomossone reported someone
smashed out her windows.
“Very scary. Very scary. So I was just like, I'm gonna back up,” said
neighbor, Deidre Fox.
She went on alert when she heard loud noises right outside her condo.
“I heard 'pop,' and I'm like, you know, thinking initially, firecracker, you
know, hoping. And then I heard it a couple more times and I said, 'oh, that
sounds like gun fire.' So I opened up my door and I just heard yelling,”
Pinellas County deputies tell us Joshua D'Anastasio got
into an argument with Kevin King and later fired a flare gun at King from
Deputy Joseph Wodraska saw the muzzle flash, thought it was a real gun and,
fearing for Tomossone and King, fired several times, shattering the glass
and hitting D'Anastasio's girlfriend, Gwen Stubbs, who was inside the condo.
Paramedics took her to a hospital with a gunshot wound to her left arm.
In an odd twist, someone left a Stephen King novel on the trunk of the
“Stephen King's 'It' book said, 'be nice to your wife, okay?' And a bunch of
hash tags and everything on it,” said Devonne Fox.
D'Anastasio is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.
Stubbs is being treated for the gunshot wound.