Posted on September 18, 2022

Man Accused of Killing Tupelo Store Clerk Charged With Capital Murder, Could Face Death Penalty

WTVA, September 13, 2022

The man accused of murdering a store clerk in Tupelo appeared before a judge for the first time Tuesday morning.

Chris Copeland, 26, of Tupelo, is charged with capital murder {snip}

Tupelo police said Copeland tried to rob a Chevron store Sunday morning, Sept. 11. During the attempted robbery, he allegedly shot Parmvir Singh, 33, of Tupelo, in the head.


Police said Singh surrendered some money and opened a safe for Copeland. Copeland then ordered Singh to the floor, jumped over the counter, then shot the victim {snip}


Quaka said Copeland has a criminal history. {snip} Copeland was free on MDOC probation at the time of his arrest on Sunday and had an outstanding warrant.