Police charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder after they said he shot and killed a 5-year-old boy last week in Wilson, North Carolina.
Austin Hinant told CNN’s WRAL he was inside the house when his son Cannon was playing outside and was shot.
Henant says he ran outside and carried the injured child in his arms.
He said, “Someone help me, please help me save my son,” he said.
Henant told the subsidiary that he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sesumus, in the adjacent yard with a pistol in hand, marching at a brisk pace.
He said, “I was looking at him while I was carrying Cannon, and I was filled with anger, but I couldn’t leave my son’s side.” “I just wanted to be with my son.”
He said Henant’s fiancé called 911, and Sissoms walked away.
In a press release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to Block 5100 from Archer Road in reference to a gunfire, and found a 5-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound, who later died in a nearby hospital.
Police identified Sessom as a suspect and arrested him after finding him in a residence in Goldsboro, about 30 minutes south of Wilson. It is not clear if Sessoms has a lawyer.