Clarksdale Mississippi police officer Derrick Couch shot in head while confronting robber; two suspects in custody as cop remains hospitalized

PHOTO: Clarksdale Corporal Derrick Couch was critically wounded while confronting an alleged robber who shot him point-blank in the face.

Surveillance footage from a nearby law office captured the hooded figures leaving the Corner Grocery Store after walking in while armed. Couch confronted one of the fleeing robbers four blocks from the store when he was shot.

“I’ve seen the video,” Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said. “It’s harrowing.”

As soon the corporal approached the suspect, Luckett says “he just swung around and ‘Bam!’”

Authorities have released a video of two robbery suspects who may be connected to the shooting of Clarksdale Police Officer Derrick Couch.

The suspect opened fire, striking Couch in the face. The gunshot knocked Couch to the ground where officers found him minutes later.

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