25-year-old Darius Sessoms was arrested on August 10, 2020 by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force. Darius is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in Wilson, NC.
On August 9, 2020 Darius walked up to Cannon and shot him in the head outside of his home, according to officials. Darius then ran away. The shooting was in front of Cannon's young siblings. Officers and Wilson County EMS medics performed emergency first aid and Cannon was rushed to Wilson Medical Center. Cannon died from the gunshot injury.
Darius was caught the next day in Goldsboro, NC. There is no known motive for the boys shooting death.
Darius was convicted of felony larceny of firearms in Wilson County in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance in Wake County in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in Nash County in November 2016.