Suspect arrested in killing of 5-year-old boy in Wilson

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WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – The 25-year-old man wanted in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy Sunday in Wilson has been captured.

Cannon Hinnant in a photo from his family

Darius N. Sessoms of Wilson was named a suspect in the killing immediately following the death of Cannon Hinnant, Wilson police said.

Sessoms was captured Monday at a residence in Goldsboro. The Wilson Police Department thanked the U.S. Marshals, Goldsboro police, and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Sessoms was charged with first-degree murder and received no bond.

The incident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Archers Road, which is in the northern part of the city, according to police.

Darius N. Sessoms

Family members said Cannon was riding his bicycle when he was shot and killed along Archers Road on Sunday. 

Officers arrived to find Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound.

EMS workers and police began “performing lifesaving efforts” at the scene, police said.

Hinnant was taken to Wilson Medical Center but later died, police said.

“The Wilson Police Department sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of Cannon during this tragic time,” the Department said in a release Monday morning.

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