BURKE COUNTY, N.C. -- Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 41-year-old man was stabbed to death in Burke County.

Deputies responded to a call of a stabbing around 9:45 p.m. Monday night at a residence located in the 8900 block of Wilson Road in Hildebran. Upon arrival, deputies found Tad Reed bleeding from a possible stab wound. Reed was later pronounced dead.

Following an investigation by the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney ruled the incident as a justifiable homicide.