Cannon Hinnant was riding a bike outside his father’s home when a neighbor walked up to him and shot him in the head, witnesses told police.
“They were just playing in the yard like any other day,” Austin Hinnant said Thursday of Cannon and his 8- and 7-year-old sisters.
Hinnant said he heard a gunshot as his fiance walked into the house on Archers Road at about 5:30 p.m.
“The first thing that went through my mind was maybe he just fell off his bike,” he said. “The closer I got to him, the more I realized it was something far more serious.”
Doris called 911 after she said she saw Cannon’s father’s reaction.
Cannon’s grandmother told WRAL that the family was happy to know Sessoms is in custody and charged, but they are devastated by the senseless killing.