BEREA, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greenville County deputies said a man has been charged with murder after a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter on White Horse Road Friday afternoon.
Deputies said the call came in around 1:30 p.m. They said they arrived to find one man dead near the front of the building.
Deputies said they quickly learned the suspect and victim knew each other and some sort of dispute in the store led to the violence.
Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody a short distance away from the store.
FOX Carolina News anchor Cody Alcorn saw two people being taken into custody near the Long John Silver's restaurant on White Horse. There is no word yet if those people are connected to the shooting.
Alcorn said workers at the restaurant said deputies tased a man who was trying to break into a vehicle at the restaurant.
Deputies have not confirmed the arrest happened at Long John Silvers but had identified the suspect as Braylon Lamar Morris, 33. He was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The store was evacuated and Walmart closed the store while deputies. investigated. Our crews also saw deputies processing a Chevrolet sedan near the scene. The car was eventually towed away.
There is no word on when the Walmart will reopen.
Saturday afternoon, the Greenville County Coroner identified the victim as 45-year-old Michael Jason Deck of Pickens. The Coroner said Deck suffered gunshot wounds to his head and torso.
Morris is being held at the Greenville County jail. He was denied bond during a hearing Saturday morning.
Deck's father made an appearance at Morris' bond hearing - asking the question any parent would want to know: why.
Our crew inside the courtroom said the judge granted Morris permission to answer the father's question.
He said he shot the victim because a person he introduced to Morris wronged him in some way.
The case is still under investigation by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and Greenville County Coroner's Office.