GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greenville County deputies say they've charged a man with murder after another man was found shot and killed on August 16. 

The Greenville County Coroner's Office first confirmed a death investigation was underway Friday afternoon after a person was found deceased at a home along Crestfield Road. 

Deputies said they were called to the scene shortly before 4 p.m. and found a man dead outside.

The coroner's office later identified the man as 28-year-old Brandon Rashad O'Neal of Greenville. He was pronounced dead on the scene, and the coroner says the case is being actively investigated as a homicide.

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, Greenville County deputies named 33-year-old John Derrick Robinson as the suspect. Robinson has since been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

At a bond court hearing in Greenville County Saturday morning, Robinson was denied bond on his murder charge, and given a $20,000 bond for being in possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

Robinson faced O'Neal's father, and sister - who spoke emotionally. Both asked the question, why? O'Neal's sister said he was a father to a young girl. 

GCSO stresses the investigation is ongoing and asks anyone with more information about what happened to call 23-CRIME.

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