Clarksdale, MS officer shot in head; in hospital

Clarksdale, MS officer shot in head; in hospital
Officers at Regional One, where the officer was taken (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Officers at Regional One, where the officer was taken (Source: WMC Action News 5)

CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC) - A Clarksdale, Mississippi, police officer is in the hospital after being shot.

Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said the officer was shot in the head while responding to an armed robbery at a convenience store.

The robbery happened at 8:57 p.m.

The officer is at the hospital getting treatment.

Luckett said two robbers came into the front door of the Corner Grocery at the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Second Street.

The men were both wearing masks and one had a pistol.

Luckett said the two clerks then ran out the back door. The two men stole money out of the register and left the store.

An officer nearby noticed something suspicious and when he went to respond, the robbers shot him in the head and left him on the street, where other officers found him.

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