Charges filed in robbery that to led to Clarksdale police officer shooting


Leandrew Booker

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CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Leandrew Booker has been charged in the robbery that preceded the shooting of a Clarksdale, police officer.

Booker, 20, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and one count of armed robbery at the Corner Grocery.

Corporal Derrick Couch was responding to that robbery February 13 when he was shot in the head.

Couch is recovering at a Memphis hospital.

Johnny Robinson
Johnny Robinson

Conspiracy to commit armed robbery will be added to Johnny Robinson Jr., who already is charged with two counts of armed robbery and attempted murder.

Surveillance video showed two men walk into the Corner Grocery store in Clarksdale on Saturday night.

The men robbed the store and then took off across the parking lot and down an alley.

That’s when Cpl. Derrick Couch spotted the larger suspect and tried to stop him behind a nearby church.

Robinson reportedly shot Couch through the eye socket, lodging the bullet in his head.


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