The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man Tuesday on Powhatan Drive off of Chicken Road in Lumberton, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.
Sealey said it appears Milton Cummings, 57, may have died after he was assaulted by two men who broke in to his home.
Sealey said two men wearing masks forced their way through the front door and went to Cummings' bedroom where there was a fight.
The sheriff said another man in the house struggled with the men briefly before they left.
Sealey said the victim's mother and a 7-year-old child in the house were not hurt.
An autopsy is pending to determine Cummings' exact cause of death.
The investigation into Cummings' death marks the 20th homicide investigation in Robeson County so far this year.
We will post updates to this story as more information becomes available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.