Two Tennessee police officers shot; suspect killed

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – The man accused of shooting a Putnam County officer over the weekend was shot and killed during a shootout with police early Friday morning in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police were actively searching for Floyd Cook, 62, Thursday night after he was spotted on Highway 61, near Interstate 65 South.

While searching an embankment near a residence, two KSP troopers and one U.S. Marshal encountered Cook around 12:20 a.m.

Cook was armed with a handgun and gunfire between him and the officers was exchanged, according to the KSP.

Cook was wounded and pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County coroner. No officers were injured.

Kentucky State Police told News 2 Cook reportedly went to a residence and asked for a ride Thursday but was denied.

Cook has been on the run since he allegedly shot an Algood officer during a traffic stop.

Two of Cook’s known-associates were arrested in Robertson County following an extensive manhunt Wednesday night.

The Algood officer, Ahscari Valencia was shot during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon. He was released from the hospital Saturday night in good condition.

Cook has a history of violence and was imprisoned for the first time in Kentucky on April 28, 1971, after receiving a life sentence for a rape conviction in Marion County Circuit Court.

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