Tupelo store clerk murdered during holdup attempt Sunday morning

NEMiss.News Chris Copeland arrested in holdup shooting death


A man murdered the store clerk in the Chevron convenience store at Cliff Gookin and South Thomas St. in Tupelo Sunday morning. A spokesman for the Tupelo Police department said the clerk was shot in the head during a holdup attempt. The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m.

The shooting victim was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Tupelo Police Chief John Quarka said Chris Copeland, age 26, was arrested by Tupelo officers about four hours later at a Moore Avenue address.

It is not yet clear what charges Copeland will face at his arraignment.

The name of the murder victim has not been released.

Follow the link to the WTVA story for further information:  WTVA link to holdup shooting death


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