Cops: Fugitive dead: Floyd Ray Cook

Published: October 30, 2015

Cops: Fugitive dead: Floyd Ray Cook, The man wanted for shooting a Tennessee police officer is dead after a seven day search.

Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was shot near Burkesville, Kentucky early Friday morning.

He was found in a wooded area using a police helicopter’s thermal camera.

“Cook had a handgun and gunfire was exchanged,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy
Gregory said. “Cook was wounded and was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.”

Earlier, Cook approached a home in Cumberland County near the Tennessee border at around 2:40 p.m. local time and asked for a ride, but the couple refused and called police, Gregory said.

Cook was wanted on felony warrants out of Kentucky and for attempted murder of an officer.

Cook allegedly shot Officer Ahscari Valencia once in the chest on Saturday in Tennessee.

Valencia survived and has since been released from the hospital.

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