FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was killed in a shooting that took place in Fuquay-Varina on Wednesday.
The report of a shooting came in around 9:30 a.m. to Wake County Sheriff's Office.
When deputies arrived on Fieldcrest Lane they found Robert William Barton, 49, who had been shot inside a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jeffrey Hoffman,63, was arrested and charged in connection with Barton's death.
According to the sheriff's office, the men had a landlord-tenant relationship and were also living together.
The sheriff's office is investigating the case as a homicide.
"You know the important thing is there is no danger to the public and we feel comfortable that this was a relationship. I don't know the exact details of the relationship, but they were not strangers," said Chief Tony Godwin.