Pasco Sheriff’s deputies identity Friday night homicide victim

Investigators have identified Gaston as a possible witness to Friday night's shooting in Port Richey.

PORT RICHEY, Fl. (WFLA) – Investigators with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office have identified the victim in Friday night’s homicide in Port Richey.

Anthony Fontana, 47, was found shot to death in the front yard of a residence in the 10000 block of Maplewood Ave. He was pronounced dead at the scene

According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report deputies were dispatched to that location in response to a disturbance call. They found the victim just before 10:30 pm.

Detectives wish to speak to a possible witness in the case, 29-year-old William Gaston. The Port Richey man may be driving a red Nissan Altima. If you have seen Gaston or the vehicle or have any other information on his whereabouts, call 9-1-1.

If you wish to remain anonymous contact Tampa Bay Crime Stoppers at 1-800-703-8477 (TIPS). provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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