It’sÂ Saturday night in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Population 17,962, relatively a small town. Two men enterÂ the front door of the Corner Grocery at the corner of Sunflower Avenue and Second Street. At least one of the men had a gun and the two clerks working in the store ran out the back door away from the assailants and into the street. This was at 8:57 p.m. CST
ThereÂ was an officer on patrol, at the time, in the area and saw that something did not look right and responded. He saw the masked men exiting the store and pursued them for four blocks before he caught up with them. One of the masked men turned and fired at the officer and struck him in the head. They left him for dead and bleeding in the street. The officer had called in the suspicious behavior to dispatch and when his backup arrived they found the first responding officer bleeding in the street with a GSW, (gun shot wound) to the head.Â FOX 6 news has reported the officer is out of surgery and in stable condition.
TheÂ two men are still on the loose after this horrible robbery gone worse. There are too any people on the streets these days that are shooting anyone for any and no reason at all. People are robbing stores and not caring if they have to shoot a police officer in the process. The greed for money, and I am assuming it was for drugs, has twisted the minds of young people so far that one should wonder if they are safe going to the convenience store on the corner to get bread after work on their way home. We live in a very frightening world these days. You should ALWAYS keep your eyes open when you go out and pay attention to your surroundings. You just never know when someone is going to try to rob you, or your local convenience store!