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The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill, Associated Press
Bystanders help a family friend who is overcome with grief outside a house in south Memphis, Tenn. where a shooting arising from a domestic dispute left three victims dead early Thursday morning Jan. 19, 2012. A man fatally shot his girlfriend and her parents in the family's home, then turned himself in to authorities with his 4-year-old daughter in tow, police said.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.