Arrest Made In Wilson Murder

There's been an arrest in Monday's murder of a Wilson man.

Police say Danny Hinnant, Jr. was arrested late Tuesday night.

Killed was 21-year-old James Kearney, Jr. His body was found at 601 Woodrow Street around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Police say the murder was the result of on ongoing dispute over money between the two young men.

The 17-year-old Hinnant is in jail with no bond.


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Wilson Police are investigating a fatal shooting. Police responded to a gunshot call at 601 Woodrow St. in Wilson around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Detectives say the victim was already dead of a gunshot wound when they arrived.

Police have not released any other details about this fatal shooting at this time. They are encouraging anyone with information about the crime to contact Detective K. Smith at (252) 399-2367 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255. All calls to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously. However, to be considered for Crime Stopper reward money, accurate contact information must be left.


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  • by R.I.P baby Location: wilson on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    kearney i miss u so much man.....its hard for meh to believe that u really gone .. i wish nw that sunday nite wuldve lasted foreva. i love u bae...
  • by I love you and always will Location: WILSON,NC on Jan 8, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    You know?Its sad how people had to live through out their lives. Weazy I know you got a big heart because i know you,and what you been through.You and Kearney where good friends and you let something this little get between that.Kearney,watch over us.You might not be here in human form,but you're in our minds and hearts for ever.R.I.P
  • by A Friend from home Location: Wilson, NC on Jan 8, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    Even though it was wrong i will always have Weazy's back.ive known him and gotten more closer to him than anybody else in this neighborhood.People might say that its stupid but the way we feel about certain people will never change.Weazy you were the one i went to when i needed to be happy,what happened? As for Kearney you've been my friend and buddy for 3 years and even though your gone,you'll never be forgotten and i hate that things ended this way.BUT YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN,WE WILL MEET AGAIN.LOVE YOU R.I.P
  • by Anonymous Location: Wilson on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:57 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes. Neither one of you had the best life. God forgives, and people move on if they can't. We still believe in you "Weazy". You can't take it back, but I hope you learn from it. Mother's this is what you see when you don't love your kids, and it hurts. Prayers for both of these families.
  • by c Location: wilson on Jan 7, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    some people are so ignorant...how can you still have someones back after they killed someone over something as petty as money..Kearney i will NEVER forget that million dollar smile of yours r.i.p
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:15 AM
    When i first heard i couldnt believe it was you.i still cnt believe it now bt god has his reason now we all know that your in a safer place..you were a very nice person and i could ever forget that smile of yours...you will truly be missed..my prayers go out to your family and everyone who is hurtting
  • by P on Jan 6, 2010 at 02:04 PM
    More THUGSHOTS for the public to view!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    The 21 year old looks younger than the 17 year old. My GOD Hinnant has had a rough life. They sure they got the ages right.
  • by Chase on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    When will we get back to the day of an Eye for an Eye and tooth for tooth?Thats the only thing going to stop cowards like this.Prophet if I were a judge I would have My Gavel clinched in my hand thinking clearly and say death penalty for the shooter.
  • by Prophet on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
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