Hinnant said that he ran outside and picked up the injured child and hugged him.
“I shouted” someone help me, please help me save my son, “he said.
Hinnant told the branch he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, in the next yard with a gun in hand, going back and forth and frantic.
“I watched him while I was picking up Cannon, and I was very angry, but I couldn’t leave my son’s side,” he said. “I just want to be with my son.”
Hinnant’s fiancé called 911, he said, and Sessoms drove away.
In a press release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 5100 neighborhood of Archers Street on August 9 to be involved in a shooting and found a 5-year-old child suffering from a gunshot wound, later died at a nearby hospital.
Police identified Sessoms as a suspect and arrested him after he was found Monday at a Goldsboro mansion about 30 minutes south of Wilson. It is not clear if Wilson has a lawyer.