Fayetteville police say two men forced their way into Sgt. 1st class Sean Wayne Wells' home at 8:45 last night and shot him.
The 35-year-old was assigned to Fort Bragg's Special Forces unit.
Fayetteville police found a woman and child believed to be his family inside the home. They weren't hurt.
A 2012 Toyota Camry was stolen from Wells' home during the shooting, but was recovered today.
The wanted shooters were driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck and are considered armed and dangerous.
No motive has been released but police say the shooting does not appear to be random.