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(BURKESVILLE, Ky.) — A convicted rapist who was on the run and wanted on outstanding warrants was shot and killed overnight in Kentucky, authorities said Friday.

On Sunday, Floyd Ray Cook, 62, allegedly shot a police officer in Algood, Tennessee before firing at another officer after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Kentucky, authorities said.

Authorities began searching for him and received several sightings. Schools in Kentucky were closed for three days.

According to Kentucky State Police, law enforcement were searching on Route 61 in Cumberland County when Cook was spotted. After failing to comply with officers, state troopers and a U.S. Marshal fired shots, killing Cook, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

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