(KATV) Cabot police were called to a home on Carol Cove, at about 1:45 a.m., Monday, March 17.
Officers on the scene were told that a man knocked on the door, and when the homeowner, Carl Roy Hambrick, 51, opened the door, a fight started.
Sgt. Keith Graham said the homeowner was hit on the head several times with an unknown object.
The suspect, Steven Michael McCraw, 24, stopped because the homeowner used a baseball bat to defend himself. No one else was in the home.
Both men were transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The homeowner is being treated for his injuries. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sgt. Graham says the men are acquaintances.
Stay with Channel Seven for updates on this investigation.