Fugitive Rapist and Attempted Cop Killer Shot Dead After Lengthy Manhunt

A convicted rapist and robber who shot and wounded a Tennessee police officer has been killed following a shootout with police in Kentucky.

Floyd Ray Cook, 62, had been on the run for nearly a week when law enforcement caught up with him in Burkesville, KY on Friday. Gunfire was exchanged and Cook was pronounced dead on scene.

The nearly week-long manhunt began after Cook shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee on Saturday. The officer, from the Algood Police Department, was saved by his bulletproof vest.

Cook fled the scene and led police on a manhunt through Tennessee and Kentucky.

At one point, a Kentucky State Trooper attempted to stop him after recognizing him in Cumberland County. Cook allegedly fired gunshots at that officer as well; however, the officer was uninjured.

The week-long manhunt has kept residents and law enforcement in the area on edge.


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