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Maine Police Capture Police Shooting Suspect

The Maine Department of Public Safety has announced that the manhunt for 29-year-old John Williams, who allegedly shot and killed Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole, is over. 

The suspect was reportedly captured alive and is in custody. 

The shooting of Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole on Wednesday in Norridgewock  triggered an intensive search for 29-year-old John Williams in and around the heavily wooded rural community about 60 miles west of Bangor. He was considered armed and dangerous. Police urged the community to keep homes and cars locked.

Cole was gunned down between 1 and 2 a.m. Wednesday on Route 2 in Norridgewock. Williams then allegedly stole Cole's marked cruiser and robbed a Cumberland Farms store on Waterville Road. He was last seen fleeing in the stolen cruiser.

The cruiser was found abandoned around 5 a.m. off of Martin Stream Road in Norridgewock. Investigators believe Williams then fled on foot, and has been at large ever since.

A viewing for the slain officer will be held May 6. A funeral is planned for May 7.

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