Officers were called to the home on Blarney Court just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
When they arrived at the home, police found 42-year-old Terrance Rondell Bryant dead outside.
A friend of Bryant told ABC11 he worked as a barber at In Tha Cut Barbershop.
"[He was] a very nice guy! Very generous, very compassionate, caring man," said Laura Brown.
Barber Garry Walder told ABC11 Bryant called him from a bar the night before his body was found.
"He usually gets here at like 6 a.m. He said he was going to be here early in the morning, so he was headed home. And that was like midnight," said Barber.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the case should call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and e-mail reporting options.