Officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Mutual Court near Fayetteville Street just after 12:30 a.m.
When they arrived, they found 49-year-old Maurice Arnold fatally shot.
According to investigators, the incident did not appear to be a random act and the investigation is continuing. Further details have not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator A.K. Richards at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29337 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.