PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Coroner's Office has released the name of a man who died late Wednesday night after he was shot in the head at his house.

Deputies said they were called out to the 1900 block of Old Grove Road around 10:30 p.m. and found the victim dead inside the house.

The coroner identified the deceased as Jeffrey Mitchell Snipes, 32. Those who knew him called him Mitch. 

The cause of death was gunshot to the head and the coroner said the manner of death was deemed homicide.

His friends said they didn't know anyone who would want to hurt him. 

Amber Zuidema said she had been friends with Snipes her entire life. She was shocked to hear he had been shot. 

"He was always funny, really silly and he played baseball in school so he hung out with everybody and always tried to make you laugh," Zuidema said. 

She also said this incident is so tragic because Snipes was a loving and caring father to a little girl.

"He was a really good dad, no matter what he was always putting his daughter first," Zuidema said. "One special thing I know his daughter will remember is he was teaching her to skate. He had been putting a lot of time in the past year taking her every weekend to go skating."

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

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