Cole arrived in the early morning hours of April 25, 2018, to likely arrest Williams on drug charges. A month prior, Williams was arrested in Massachusetts on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm, and was scheduled to appear in court in Massachusetts on the day he allegedly shot and killed Cole.
During a confrontation, Cole fell on the ground and was shot in the neck.
Williams would steal Cole's cruiser and eventually rob a convenience store, shoplifting cigarettes and a bottle of water, as evidenced by dash cam video.
Later that day, Cole's body was found outside a home on Mercer Road by Kimberly Sirois, who yelled and screamed for officers searching nearby. The murder suspect, Williams, had coincidentally lived with Sirois earlier in life.
After the release of an affidavit, the alleged timeline of what took place during those early morning hours in Somerset County became more clear.