MIDDLESEX COUNTY – A 31-year-old Georgia man who was charged with murder in last week’s shooting of a Roselle man in North Brunswick apparently committed suicide while in custody, according to the warden at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center.
Cadre Williams was pronounced dead about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, according to an official statement. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
Williams’ alleged getaway car driver, Andre D. Trott, was charged with multiple counts of eluding police and aggravated assault following last Thursday’s fatal shooting and subsequent car police chase into Edison. He remains in custody with bail set at $1.5 million.
A preliminary police investigation determined that Williams shot Shakir McCray, 31, several times outside the Hearthwood apartment buildings on Boice Drive in North Brunswick, authorities said. The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation, officials said.
Trott, 29, of Bermuda, drove Williams to and from the scene of the shooting and led police on a high-speed car chase through North Brunswick, East Brunswick and Edison, according to Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas Sewitch. During the chase, Trott allegedly injured two motorists in separate vehicles during the Edison portion of the flight.
At the end of the chase, the defendants abandoned their vehicle at a jughandle near Old Post Road in Edison, according to officials. Police were able to apprehend Trott there, but Williams continued to flee on foot. A pursuing police officer shot at him.
Williams then stole a car from a nearby Audi dealership, officials said. Police resumed the chase near Woodbridge Avenue. Williams exited the car and crawled into a trash bin at the Victorian Manor apartments. Edison police ordered Williams to get of the dumpster at gunpoint and eventually had to drag him out.