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Floyd Ray Cook, Police-Shooting Suspect at Large, Killed in 2nd Shootout

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By    |   Friday, 30 Oct 2015 01:27 PM

Floyd Ray Cook, the suspect at large in a Saturday traffic-stop shooting in Tennessee, died in a shootout with police late Thursday night in Kentucky.

Cook, 62, a previously convicted rapist and robber, was wounded in the shootout and pronounced dead at the scene by Cumberland County Coroner, Fox News reported.

County schools had been closed for three days as law enforcement staged a widespread manhunt for Cook, who was accused of shooting Algood, Tennessee, police officer Ahscari Valencia in his bulletproof vest and wounding him. He then allegedly fled in his black Ford truck, crashed it into a tree, fired at an officer, and escaped into the woods.

On Wednesday, Cook was reportedly spotted at a gas station in White House, Tennessee, and police attempted to approach a vehicle he was believed to be in. The vehicle rammed two police cruisers and fled.

Upon fleeing, the vehicle sped down a dead-end road, through a fence, and into a ravine. Katy McCarty, 35, and Troy Wayne, 50, suspected associates of Cook, were soon found nearby and arrested. McCarty was drenched in mud, and her boyfriend Wayne was found in a nearby neighborhood.

On Thursday night, according to CBS News, a resident spotted Cook in a neighborhood as she was leaving her brother's house and approaching her car. 

"And I looked at him again and I said, 'Oh my God! Oh my God! . . . It's him! It's him!"' she told reporters. "I went screaming in the house, and frantically called 911, and the police were here immediately."

Cook was soon found by police in a nearby ditch, and a shootout ensued, ending his death.

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