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5-year-old Cannon Hinnant was cycling outside his father’s house in Wilson as Sessoms approached and shot him in the head on Sunday. The reason is not explained
A North Carolina boy died when police said his next-door neighbor shot him in the head while playing outside with his sisters.
The Wilson Times reported that the US Police Department Carolinas District Task Force arrested 25-year-old Darius Nathaniel Sessoms on Monday. 5-year-old Cannon is charged with murder in connection with the death of Hinnant.
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Darius Sessoms, 25, was detained by Wilson police about 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy’s father’s house at 5:30 pm and shot him in the head.
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Their mother told WRAL that Hinnant’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters had witnessed the murder.
Sessoms lived with the family and the murder is not believed to be random. Neighbors claim that Hinnant had dinner with his father Austin on Friday and was home early Sunday.
The cause of the murder is still under investigation, but a GoFundMe founded by a family member says the young boy broke into Sessoms’ garden.
According to officials, the incident took place around 5:33 pm. On Sunday at 100 Archers Road in Wilson. Family members told the police that Cannon was playing outside with his 8 and 7-year-old sisters on a bike when Sessoms went up to the boy, pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger, and the investigation continues. Anyone familiar with the shooting should contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or with Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.
Currently, the reason for shooting is unknown.