Murder charges in triple shooting in Memphis

ADRIAN SAINZ
January 20, 2012
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This photo provided by the Memphis (Tenn.) Police Dept. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, shows Sedrick Clayton, Authorities have charged Clayton, a 28-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his girlfriend and her parents during a domestic argument in Memphis. (AP Photo/Memphis Police Dept.)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the shootings of his girlfriend and her parents during an argument at their home in Memphis.

Police say Sedrick Clayton shot 23-year-old Pashea Fisher, and her parents, 56-year-old Arithio Fisher and 46-year-old Patricia Fisher, in a bedroom of the family's home in south Memphis early Thursday.

Clayton left in his girlfriend's SUV with their 4-year-old daughter and turned himself in later hours at a police station.

The girl was with him and not hurt. She was turned over to child welfare authorities, and is now with a relative.

Clayton was charged Friday and has his first court appearance Monday. Online court records do not indicate if he has a lawyer, and there is no published telephone listing for a Sedrick Clayton in Memphis.