In a shocking turn of events, police have apprehended a 25-year-old man in Wilson, North Carolina, following an incident where a 5-year-old boy was fatally shot. The suspect, identified as Darius N. Sessoms, was taken into custody in a Goldsboro residence on Monday night with the assistance of Goldsboro police, Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies, and U.S. Marshals. Sessoms is facing a first-degree murder charge and is currently being held without bond at the Wilson County Jail.
The distressing incident unfolded on Sunday evening on Archers Road, in the 5100 blocks of Wilson. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Wilson Police received a report of a shooting in the neighborhood. Tragically, young Cannon Hinnant, who was playing outside his father’s house, was struck by a bullet to the head. His two sisters, aged 7 and 8, were unfortunate witnesses to this horrifying act of violence. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical professionals at Wilson Medical Center, Cannon’s injuries proved fatal, and he was pronounced dead.
While the authorities have yet to disclose any information regarding the motive behind the shooting, they have confirmed that this was not a random incident. As the investigation continues, it has come to light that Sessoms and Cannon’s father were next-door neighbors. Furthermore, a neighbor has revealed that the two men shared a meal together on Saturday night and that Sessoms had visited his neighbor’s house earlier on the day of the incident.
According to a witness account reported by WRAL, Sessoms rushed towards Cannon and aimed his firearm at the young boy’s head before pulling the trigger. Following this heinous act, Sessoms promptly fled back to his own residence.
This shocking incident has left the community of Wilson devastated, as they mourn the loss of a young life. Law enforcement officials are tirelessly working to gather all the facts and evidence related to this tragic event and are urging anyone with information to come forward. As the investigation progresses, further details may be revealed, shedding light on the perplexing circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.