Four Charlotte men face murder charges in the Oct. 8 shooting death of a clerk at a Fort Mill payday lending store.
The York County Sheriff's Office expects to charge Jamar Lavert Belk, 19; Joshua Matthew Squire, 20; Darryl Agustus Manning, 23; and Robert Charles Shealey, 20, with murder in the death of 47-year-old Joseph S. Fatigato of Pineville, N.C., said Capt. Jerry Hoffman.
The four were arrested Friday, Oct. 17, in Charlotte and on Monday were awaiting transfer to York County, Hoffman said. Each man also faces armed robbery and criminal conspiracy charges, he said. Other charges could be coming, Hoffman said.
Fatigato was shot after one of three masked men took money from a cash drawer at Anyday Payday Loans on Hwy. 21. Authorities later found Fatigato lying on the floor. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died.
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Belk, Squires and Shealey were arrested last Friday afternoon at a Charlotte hotel, Hoffman said, while Manning was taken into custody at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Law Enforcement Center in uptown Charlotte.
Surveillance video released after the robbery shows three masked men in dark clothes running into the business around 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. One of the men jumped over the counter, and a second man went behind the counter, the video shows.
A third man stayed out front, near a customer.
Police did not reveal where they believe the fourth man was during the robbery.
The customer was told to turn and face the wall, and he complied. The customer was not hurt.
One of the three men stuffed an undisclosed amount of cash in a white bag, according to the police report and the video.
The customer told police that one of the men scuffled with Fatigato. During the struggle, Fatigato was shot, according to the report.
The group fled the business in a 2000 silver-colored Plymouth Voyager, police said. A patrol officer found the Voyager a short distance away on an entry road to Allied Waste. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Charlotte.
Hoffman declined to say if the weapon used in the shooting was recovered. It is not known if authorities recovered any money stolen from the Fort Mill loan business.
The men remained in custody Monday night in Charlotte.
If convicted on the murder charges, the men could face imprisonment for life.