Man Who Murdered Store Clerk Charged with Capital Murder

(Asian Dawn) A Tupelo man is facing a capital murder charge after he allegedly shot and killed a convenience store clerk during a Sunday morning robbery.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Chris Copeland following the violent armed robbery at the Chevron at Cliff Gookin Boulevard and South Thomas Street, according to NBC3.

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

Police were called to a Chevron station at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of an injured person. Responding officers found 33-year-old Singh suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in “grave condition.”

At 3:42 p.m., Mr. Singh was pronounced dead.

Surveillance footage showed Singh completely obeyed all commands given to him by Copeland and sat on the floor and tried his best to comply. However, the suspect shot Singh in the back of the head simply because he could.