WILSON, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina have arrested the suspect in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy.
Police said 25-year-old Darius Sessoms was arrested Monday and is in the custody of Wilson Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force.
Sessoms is charged with first-degree murder.
Wilson police said officers responding to a report of a shooting at a mobile home park found 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound.
Capt. Steve Stroud said officers and emergency personnel performed first aid before the boy was taken to Wilson Medical Center, where he died.
A GoFundMe created for Cannon’s family claims Cannon was riding his bike Sunday when he was “shot by his neighbor point blank.”