Authorities say the capture of John Williams was due in large part to the collaboration of local and state agencies, working swiftly to bring justice to a community grieving the loss of one of their own.

This story began in the early hours of April 25th. The suspect, John Williams of Madison, was scheduled to appear in a Massachusetts courtroom following a March arrest for an illegal firearms charge.

Williams then abandoned the cruiser and fled on foot.

State Police tell us that John Williams was the prime suspect all along and that evidence found during their search efforts lead them to that conclusion, including footprints that were found just miles away from the campsite w John Williams was ultimately captured.

Authorities released this photo to the public just moments after John Williams was captured.

T are still many questions left unanswered as the Attorney General’s Office works to build a case against John Williams.