Williston murder suspect now in custody

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Robert Pernell, Jr. is now in custody, accused of murder.

The Barnwell County Detention Center says he turned himself in Tuesday morning.

Investigators believe he shot and killed 25-year-old Shaquile Atkins.

The coroner confirms he was found dead this weekend on Elko Street in Williston.

An autopsy will be performed soon.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for any further developments.

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