Someone called 911 to report the shooting in the Lincoln Homes Housing Community in the 900 block of Slaughter just before 12:30 a.m.
Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Terrell Bell was found in a front yard by officers. His body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator K.M. Zwirblia at (919) 580-4242, Crime Stoppers at (919) 735-2255 or text Crime Stoppers at (919) 222-4230.