Fight between co-workers turns deadly at mobile home park in Clearwater

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 05:39:45-05

A fight between co-workers on Tuesday ended with one man dead and another facing murder charges. 

Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at a mobile home park in Clearwater at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred at 24479 US Highway 19 North at the Southern Comfort Mobile Home Park in front of plenty of witnesses.

When they arrived on scene, deputies found 51-year-old Gregory Perry lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to his torso.

Witnesses told deputies that the shooter, 41-year-old Clifton Moody, reportedly shot the victim with a handgun and ran from the scene. Deputies located Moody trying to leave the mobile home park near US Highway 19 North. Moody was arrested and taken into custody without incident. 

Perry was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The investigation revealed that Perry and Moody were co-workers at the Labor Ready temporary employment agency in Largo. They were assigned with two other workers to assist with maintenance at the Southern Comfort Mobile Home Park. 

Witnesses told deputies that the two men were arguing throughout the day. They say Perry was upset because Moody showed up at the work site intoxicated and Perry was upset because he thought Moody wasn't working hard enough. Witnesses say the argument escalated when Moody took out his handgun and reportedly shot Perry for no reason. 

Moody was booked into the Pinellas County jail without incident and charged with one count of second-degree murder and one county of violation of probation for kidnapping and sexual battery. 

Deputies continue to investigate the shooting. 




One person is in custody and deputies say there is no threat to the community.

Action Air 1 is flying to the scene. 

This is a developing story. Check back with for further updates.


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