Police say it started as a home invasion in the 7700 block of South Shield Drive shortly before 4 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found a male resident shot in the leg. Police found one of the suspects dead outside the home.
The resident was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.
On Wednesday afternoon, that suspect was identified as Kyshii Swinson, 22, of Waterdown Drive in Fayetteville.
Officers are working to track down a second suspect, who they say ran from the scene.
Detectives are also seeking the whereabouts of Swinson's vehicle, and the identification of a witness to the incident.
The vehicle is a gray 2020 Kia Rio displaying NC registration plate RDJ-5899.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective M. Waters at (910) 635-4978 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.