The man was identified as David Taborn, 42. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Taborn was shot to death.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Neighbor Robin Barnes told police she's only seen Taborn in passing. Barnes says she last saw him on Wednesday while on her way to bible study.
"Friendly person, never messed with anybody, never did anything to anybody. He basically stayed to himself," Barnes said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.