Floyd Ray Cook is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kentucky State Police. A manhunt is underway for Cook, who is accused of shooting and wounding a Tennessee police officer and then firing at a state trooper in Kentucky. (KSP via AP)
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -
The manhunt for Floyd Cook is over. Two Kentucky State Police Officers and a Marshal found Cook hiding in a ditch near Burkesville, Kentucky early Friday morning. Authorities had been tracking him since late Thursday evening.
Police say a helicopter with thermal imaging equipment spotted Cook near old Highway 61. When KSP officers and a Marshal approached Cook, he pulled out a gun and refused orders to surrender.
Police exchanged gunfire with Cook. Cook was hit several times and killed.
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