Who is Chris Copeland? What happened to him? Man accused of killing Tupelo store clerk charged
The man accused of murdering a businessman in Tupelo appeared earlier than a decide for the primary time on Tuesday morning.
Chris Copeland, 26, of Tupelo, has been charged with homicide, which implies he is eligible for the dying penalty.
Copeland tried to rob a Chevron store on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11, Tupelo police mentioned. He allegedly shot Parmvir Singh, 33, of Tupelo, within the head in the course of the tried theft.
During the court docket look, investigators mentioned Copeland pretended to store whereas Singer was behind the counter.
Singer handed over some cash and opened a secure for Copeland, police mentioned. Copeland then ordered Singer to fall to the bottom, leap over-the-counter, after which shoot the sufferer, in accordance to authorities.
Copeland left the store with what he believed to be surveillance footage, police mentioned.
“In 27 years of law enforcement, this is probably one of the worst I’ve ever seen,” mentioned Police Chief John Quaka. “The victim was executed from the back of the head in the business he was trying to make a living. Outrageous. Prosecutors put it best – ‘This is outrageous’.”
Copeland was refused bail.
Quaka mentioned Copeland has a felony file. He was beforehand charged with theft and theft. Copeland is at giant whereas on MDOC probation and was held on an excellent warrant when he was arrested on Sunday.