UPDATE: Suspect in custody after overnight murder at dance club in Edgefield Co.

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Vicky Young tells me her youngest brother, Marshall, was playful and outspoken. Friends tell me they just can't believe he's gone.

Andra Butler remembers advice from his long-time friend, "I just know he talked to me at the plant and he told me, he said 'stay out of trouble.' He was telling me that everyday."

Thirty-three-year-old Marshall Butler Jr. was a friend to Andra and father to two young daughters.

"He wasn't no trouble child. We were real tight. He always talking about something positive," Butler said.

Investigators say Butler died following a weekend fight inside Stevie T's dance club in Edgefield County.

Deputies say Butler was shot twice in the head.

"He always had goals of being somebody. He said he wanted to be somebody," his friend said sadly.

Andra says they've been friends since they were band mates in middle school and worked together at Amick's plant in Batesburg.

While no one knows why Marshall was shot, Andra says one thing is for sure, and has a message for his family.

"To the family, you know, I know y'all gonna miss him, but he going to heaven," assures Butler.

26-year-old Fredrick Harvey is facing murder charges, and 30-year-old Tonekia Miller is also charged in the crime.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

TRENTON, S.C. -- Edgefield County Investigators are working to solve an overnight murder after a man is shot in the face at a dance club.

The Edgefield County Coroner says the victim was 33-year-old Marshall Butler Jr. of Johnston, S.C.

It happened at the corner of Bettis Academy Road and Edgefield Road, off Hwy 25 in Trenton, S.C.

Deputies say they got the call shortly after 1 a.m.

The coroner says Butler Jr. died from a gunshot wound to the head. The autopsy will be done in Newberry.

They have not identified any suspects in connection with the murder, but sources tell News 12 they have one person in custody.

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