Cole Family Looks for Answers

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Monday marked exactly five weeks since Demetris Cole, 31, of Jackson, died after being shot inside a friend’s apartment on Moize Cut Off Road in north Jackson. Investigators believe robbery was the motive. There has been no arrest and police have named no suspects. And that has his family begging for answers. “Words can’t explain what my brother meant to me,” said Ashley Cole, Demetris’ sister. Demetris was shot on October 29. He died two days later, on Halloween day. He left behind not only his sister, but his mother, girlfriend and an infant son, just 9-months old. “He was going to be a good daddy,” said Nickea Havard, Demetri’s girlfriend. According to Jackson police, Demetris’ friend told officers he picked up two strangers along Old Hickory Boulevard and brought them back to his apartment. Demetris and a female were already there. Once in his house, the friend said the two men robbed and shot Demetris. Afterwards, the friend told officers the duo made him drive them to the 300-block of North Highland Ave. Investigators have now named that friend as a person of interest. Seven Eyewitness News has learned Damarcus Cole, 25, who is not related to the victim, is currently jailed in Chester County in connection with an unrelated crime, a armed robbery of a convenience store on November 2. “It’s gonna play itself out,” said Dosha Howard, Demetris’ mother. “It might not be today. It might not be tomorrow. But it’s going to play it out.” For now investigators need help piecing together the puzzle, like who pulled the trigger and who were those two strangers brought to the home. Demetris’ family is confident someone out there has those answers. “Just call the police,” said Howard. “Imagine if it was your son or brother. I’m quite sure you would want to know if something happened to your son and who had don it to him. Damarcus Cole remains jailed in Chester County in lieu of $50,000. If you have information that could help officers solve the murder of Demetris Cole, contact the Violent Crimes Unit of the Jackson Police Dept. at (731) 425-8400 or CrimeStoppers at (731) 424-TIPS.

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