(BURKESVILLE, Ky.) — Schools are closed in Cumberland County, Kentucky Monday as police conduct a manhunt for a suspect they say shot at officers in two separate traffic stops.
The Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding 62-year-old Floyd Ray Cook of Lebanon, Kentucky. They say Cook shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Algood, Tennessee on Saturday. The officer was hit in the stomach but was wearing a bullet-proof vest and is said to be in good condition.
Later that day in Kentucky, a trooper spotted Cook’s vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop. That’s when the trooper says Cook began firing from his vehicle and fled. The trooper wasn’t hurt.
On Monday morning, Cook was tracked by the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team to an abandoned home after someone alerted police they saw the man enter the building, but Cook was not found.
State police say Cook should be considered armed and dangerous. He’s described as white, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with blue eyes, gray balding hair and gray facial hair.
He is wanted on felony counts in Kentucky, and now faces charges in connection with the shooting of the officer in Tennessee.
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