WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a shooting that left a man dead early Monday as a homicide.

Officials responded just after 8:30 a.m. to an address on Robersonville Road in Washington after a call of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies secured the scene and EMS personnel determined the man was dead.

Deputies identified the person who died as Billy Joe Bell, 52.

The case is now being investigated as a homicide, officials said Tuesday. Investigators said they believe the incident was an isolated one and do not believe there is any continued threat to the community.

No further information was released as the investigation continues.