Memphis store clerk charged with voluntary manslaughter after allegedly shooting trespasser
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Nicholas Vitatoe was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter.

By Eryn Taylor, WREG

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A Circle K store clerk involved in a fatal shooting in Cordova Tuesday morning has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

According to court documents, Nicholas Vitatoe was on duty early Tuesday morning when Marvell Locke showed up asking to clean the lot. The store previously obtained an authorization of agency against Locke, meaning he wasn’t supposed to be on the property without permission.

At 1:27 a.m. Vitatoe called police to report Locke was on the property again. At 1:34 a.m. Vitatoe was reportedly heard on camera saying he wasn’t going to wait for police and he was going to take care of the problem himself.

The pair were out of view of the surveillance cameras, but at 1:38 a.m. the system recorded the sound of gunshots. Vitatoe was captured on camera at 1:39 a.m. with a gun in his hand.

He then reportedly called his manager and told her she needed to send someone to the store because he had just shot Locke. Vitatoe was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter.

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