Authorities say 54-year-old Jerry Wayne Morgan of Sidneys Way was working on a vehicle in the 2700 block of Cheek Road around 8 p.m. Thursday when a woman approached him.
The pair allegedly exchanged words and the woman then shot Morgan. The woman fled the scene in a burgundy Oldsmobile Bravada.
Morgan was transported to Durham Regional Hospital where he later died.
Police have not filed any charges at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Pate at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29332 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.