WILSON, N.C. (WSET) — The man wanted for fatally shooting a 5-year-old in North Carolina has been arrested, police said.
Wilson police identified the victim as Cannon Hinnant.
Police on Sunday said officers responding to a report of a shooting at a mobile home park found the 5-year-old 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.
Police said 25-year-old Darius Nathaniel Sessoms was arrested Monday. He's charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.
According to The Wilson Times, Sessoms was found in a Goldsboro home Monday night, August 10.
A GoFundMe, created for the Hinnant family, shows Cannon was set to start kindergarten this year. It said that Cannon was shot "point blank" while riding his bicycle Sunday afternoon.
"One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbor's yard," the GoFundMe reads.
A cousin of Cannon's father, who created the fundraising campaign, said she wanted it to help with funeral expenses and any help along the way for Cannon's parents.