They were called to the 1000 block of Gillette Avenue, just after 7 p.m.
Authorities found a man outside the house –shot and killed.
The victim has been identified as Robbie Douglas White, 44, of South Roxboro Street. Investigators do not believe that White was the intended victim.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jack Cates at 560-4440, ext. 262 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.