Fairfield County Sheriff’s office investigating early morning double homicide

JENKINSVILLE – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double-homicide that occurred at a residence on Marsh Lane, located in the Hwy 215 South area of Jenkinsville.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, deputies responded to shots fired at the residence and found 2 deceased individuals.

Theron Byrd, 23, of Winnsboro and Malik Butler, 22, of Jenkinsville, were the two deceased individuals located inside the residence, according to the Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Crime Scene Unit was requested to assist with this investigation.

“As we are in the very early stages of this investigation, it is still very fluid and we are very limited on what information we can provide at this time,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 803-635-4141.

This story was updated at 5:25 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2023.

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