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Coroner identifies clerk murdered in Tupelo

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Chris Copeland

Chris Copeland

A store clerk is dead and a man is in jail after he apparently shot the clerk in the head while robbing a convenience store Sunday morning.

Update Sep. 12, 10:10 a.m.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green later identified the victim as Parmvir Singh, 33, of Tupelo.

An autopsy will be performed.

Original article below

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Police in Tupelo say a store clerk is dead and a man is in jail after he apparently shot the clerk in the head while robbing a convenience store Sunday morning.

Officers arrested Chris Copeland, 26, of Tupelo, following the holdup at the Chevron at Cliff Gookin Boulevard and South Thomas Street.

Major Chuck McDougald said Copeland approached officers shortly after they served a search warrant at a place on Moore Avenue where they thought they may find him. They arrested Copeland without any trouble.

Location of convenience store robbery in Tupelo Sunday morning

Location of convenience store robbery in Tupelo Sunday morning

Chief John Quaka said officers found out about the store robbery around 9:30 a.m. and found the wounded clerk, whose name has not been released.

An ambulance took the victim in grave condition to the emergency room at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Officers arrested Copeland approximately four hours after the holdup.

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