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Putnam County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Beth Nelson said Officer Ahscari Valencia of the Algood Police Department in Tennessee pulled Cook in Putnam County when the suspect fired. Nelson said Valencia was wearing a bulletproof vest, which saved his life. The incident occurred on October 24, 2015
Gregory said Kentucky troopers later found a vehicle near Burksville, Kentucky, matching the description in the Tennessee shooting and pulled it over. A man inside fired. The troopers weren’t injured. On Sunday, authorities say Cook pulled a gun on a teen in Burkesville, in southern Kentucky. According to the station, police say the teen was in his car with his girlfriend, pulling up to his father’s house when Cook came out of the woods, told him to stay in the car and pulled a gun on him.
The boy told the station he recognized Cook from media reports. Police reportedly cornered Cook on a nearby road and said they believed he was barricaded inside the teen’s father’s home. SWAT teams swarmed the home Monday after an hours-long standoff, but Cook wasn’t inside, reports the station. Floyd Ray Cook who was the target of a six-day manhunt after allegedly shooting a Tennessee cop was killed by police early Friday in what officials described as a “scary” conclusion.
Floyd Cook, 62, was fatally shot near Burkesville, Kentucky, after being traced to a wooded area with the help of a police helicopter’s thermal camera. Law enforcement agents converged on a building in the hunt for Cook, who was accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday.
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