Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-225 (15-163)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 24, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Suspect Arrested

    The suspect was wanted in connection to the shooting of George McCord.
    • Tuesday
    • March 24, 2015
    • Time: 9:00 PM
    • 1007 Apollo Beach Boulevard
    • Apollo Beach

    UPDATE:

    A warrant had been issued for Peter Scott Drossos for 2nd Degree Murder. Through latent investigations, detectives were able to obtain a possible location for Drossos. Homicide detectives along with detectives from the Special Investigations Division and the U.S. Marshals located Drossos at the Roadway Inn located at 5995 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee,
    Florida. Drossos was taken into custody and booked at the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

    Arrested:


    Peter Scott Drossos
    DOB: 10/07/1985

    Victim:

    George McCord
    DOB: 12/18/1965
    1007 Apollo Beach Boulevard
    Apollo Beach

    Previous News Release 15-163:

    On March 24, 2015 shortly after 9:00 pm deputies responded to a shooting at 1007 Apollo Beach Blvd, at the Pelican Apartments where one man had been shot by another man while arguing outside their apartment.

    The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect fled the scene.

    Preliminary information known at the time of this release and subject to change as the investigation continues is the shooting resulted after a verbal argument between the victim and suspect at the apartment complex. The motive is still not clear, however this is not believed to be a random act.
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