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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 12/11/2012 

 PCSO Conducting Homicide Investigation 


Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are working a homicide.  Preliminary information is as follows: 

Around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, PCSO received calls in reference to gunshots heard in the area of 1044 Captiva Point in Lakeland (nearest major cross street Reynolds Road).  When deputies arrived on scene they found an adult male deceased laying on the ground in front of the front door of that residence. 

The victim has been positively identified as 66-year-old Horace Scott (DOB 1/3/46), who lives at the aforementioned residence.  Detectives have learned that 2 to 3 black males fired several shots from an unknown type of handgun at Scott, killing him.  The suspects then fled on foot south from the scene. 

PCSO is using all available resources in the area to locate the suspects. 

"We will be out here talking to witnesses, and scouring the area for these suspects.  The Scott family needs justice for this senseless crime.  Please, please call us if you know anything about this homicide, or to remain anonymous call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)." - Sheriff Grady Judd