Robeson County Sheriff's deputies found Billy Ray Locklear shot to death Thursday evening in his backyard at his home on Union Chapel Road in Pembroke.
Deputies say it appears Locklear was shot near his home and ran to his house where he collapsed in the backyard.
Officers have charged Dohn Caleb Bell, 26, with First Degree Murder in Locklear's death.
Bell accused Locklear of breaking into his home and shot him, according to Major Anthony Thompson.
Bell is being held in the Robeson County Detention Center without bond.