Community honors Cannon Hinnant
The 5-year-old was described as a lovable child who was very friendly. On Thursday evening, the parking lot of a nearby funeral home filled up as the family prepared to say goodbye.
IN MY ARMS AND I SCREAMED, SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME TO SAVE MY SON. >> WRAL'S JULIAN GRACE IS OUTSIDE THE FUNERAL HOME AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE FAMILY PASTOR THIS AFTERNOON. >> Reporter: LET ME TELL YOU THIS. MANY IN THE COMMUNITY SAY CANNON HINNANT WAS FULL OF LIFE AND FULL OF JOY AND LOOK AT THIS PARKING LOT. THIS IS THE COMMUNITY. THEY HAVE COME OUT TODAY TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THIS FAMILY. >> Reporter: FROM THE MOMENT WE STEPPED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FUNERAL HOME PEOPLE CANNOT STOP BEAMING ABOUT CANNON. >> I HAD THE HONOR TO BE HIS PASTOR FOR THE LAST 1.5 YEARS AND HE IS JUST AMAZING. >> Reporter: HE SERVED AT THE WAY THE CHURCH AND SAID HE HAD A BIG PERSONALITY. >> HIS SMILE WAS HUGE AND HIS PERSONALITY BIG AND YOU CANNOT HELP BUT BE CHANGED WHEN YOU MET CANNON . >> Reporter: WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTIVE THE POLICE SAY THAT DARIUS SESSOMS PULLED THE TRIGGER. >> CANNON BELIEVED IN JESUS. WHAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN IS THE SAME THING WE TEACH OUR ADULTS. IF YOU HAVE FAITH IN JESUS, YOU HAVE AN ETERNITY IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS AND WE BELIEVE TODAY THAT THAT IS WHERE CANNON IS AT. 12 AND TONIGHT YOU WILL HEAR