DESTIN, Fla (WKRG) — UPDATE (12/15 4:25 p.m.) — WKRG News 5 has learned 36-year-old Dewayne Lacy was stabbed to death Wednesday morning outside Lucky’s Rotten Apple in Destin.

Lacy’s employer Jeremy Fouquet with Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center said Lacy had worked there for two years for both the restaurant and valet service.

“It’s never a good thing and he was really one of the friendliest guys here on property. To see something like that happen, my homeowners and the employees here, everyone here is devastated,” said Fouquet, Director of Operations. “We just don’t see how something like that can happen with him, he was just a good guy.”

Fouquet tells WKRG News 5 Lacy leaves behind two sons both under 12 years old and a Fiance.

“He was definitely a gem and we did not want to lose him,” said Fouquet.

ORIGINAL STORY — A 36-year-old man was found stabbed in the neck in the parking lot outside Lucky’s Rotten Apple Wednesday morning in Destin.

The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office said deputies found the victim, a resident of Destin, after midnight with a deep cut to his neck.

OCSO said the deputy performing life-saving measures on the victim put out a suspect description over the radio. Another nearby deputy quickly spotted a man fitting the description and chased down Jerrish Stephens, 41, of St. Petersburg Florida.

OCSO said Stephens was found with a knife in his pocket and is charged with murder. The victim died on the scene.

OCSO said the stabbing was sparked from a fight inside the nightclub between two females. The fight was taken outside where Stephens and the victim got physical.

Sheriff Aden said quick action from the deputies led to Stephens’ arrest.

You can watch a message from Sheriff Aden here.

A Gofundme has been started for Lacy’s two young boys. You can find that here.