Family members said Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father's house when he was shot in the head on Aug. 9. The boy's two sisters, ages 8 and 7, saw their brother get shot, according to their mother. Hinnant died at Wilson Medical Center.
About 24 hours after Hinnant was shot, Darius Sessoms, 25, was apprehended in a Goldsboro residence by U.S. Marshals, Goldsboro Police and Wayne County Sheriff's deputies. He was charged with first-degree murder and held without bond.
Sessoms lives next door to Hinnant's father, and a neighbor said that the two men had dinner together Saturday night and that Sessoms was at his neighbor's home earlier Sunday. A witness said Sessoms ran up to the boy, put the gun near his head and fired before running back to his own house.