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Floyd Ray Cook killed in shootout


Floyd Ray Cook, 62, the man accused of shooting and wounding Algood police officer last week was killed in a shootout with Kentucky officers Friday.


Cook was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene after Kentucky State Troopers and a federal marshal exchanged gunfire with him south of Burkesville, Gregory said. No officers were injured.


Cook was involved in another gun battle with a Kentucky State Police officer just over the Tennessee state line shortly after the incident in Algood, but allegedly opened fire on the officer, missed and fled into the woods on foot.


Authorities again came in contact with Cook late Wednesday when an investigator in White house spotted a car associated with Cook at a gas station just off Interstate 65, but he an accomplice slipped away.


Convicted of rape in the 1970s, Cook was apparently wanted in Marion County, Kentucky, for failing to comply with the sex offender registry, and in Hardin County on an indictment charging him with trafficking methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. His rap sheet also reveals convictions for robbery, burglary, assault and riot.