BADIN, N.C. – Police in Stanly County are investigating after a man was shot and killed during a dispute over a woman Thursday night, police said.

According to Badin Police, officers responded to a domestic altercation in the 70 block of Cedar Street when an off-duty Stanly County deputy about a block away heard a gunshot. The deputy says he saw the suspect, identified as 60-year-old Randy Faggart, leaving the scene in a pickup truck.

The deputy said he followed Faggart to his home before calling the police.

Investigators say that Faggart and 66-year-old Charles Maher were fighting over a woman when Faggart fatally shot Maher in Maher’s backyard. Faggart was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held in the Stanly County Jail.