CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC) - Clarksdale police charged the 20-year-old man accused of robbing a store moments before officer Derrick Couch was shot in the eye.
Officers said Leandrew Booker and Johnny Robinson Jr. robbed the Corner Grocery on February 13. A few minutes later, Corporal Couch pulled over a suspicious vehicle a few blocks away. Officers said Robinson got out of the car and shot Couch in the face.
Booker is charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery. The Clarksdale Police Department will also add an additional charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery to the list of charges (including attempted murder) Robinson faces.
Booker's bond has not yet been set. He also had an outstanding warrant at the time of his arrest.
CPD Assistant Chief Robbie Linley said Couch is improving at the hospital. He is responding to commands, and his father said he can now open his eye.