On Tuesday, 10/5/2010 at approximately 12:15 P.M. officers with the Pinehurst Police Department responded to Sussex Manor Apartments located at 3000 MacArthur Drive in reference to a welfare concern. Pinehurst Police received the call after a white male failed to show up for work. Officers made entry into the residence and located the white male, who was deceased in the bedroom. Cause of death appeared to be from a single gunshot. Douglas Preston Dean Jr., 33 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn, who also ordered an autopsy. Assisting in the death investigation is Precinct 2 Constable Rob Strause. The investigation is on going.