Manhunt for Kentucky Fugitive Ends in Deadly Shootout

Floyd Ray Cook, on parole for raping a 19-year-old woman in 1971, was killed by police after a six-day manhunt.
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Kentucky, with the latest. Reporter: All this unfolding in the last few hours. Investigators say it was help from thermal imaging cameras that helped them to finally catch up with cook. Overnight, a multistate manhunt for a career criminal ending in gunfire. Investigators armed with high-tech gear narrowing down their search in rural Kentucky late Thursday night to a section of highway 61 finally spotting fugitive Floyd ray cook in a ditch line. According to police he was armed and refused to cooperate shooting at officers who returned fire killing him. Tonight was the scary moment because, you know, we didn't know where he was and when you're searching in the dark that's an uneasy feeling. Reporter: Cook on the run for nearly a week spotted earlier in the day by a neighbor who says he was asking for a ride. His spree starting Saturday when he was pulled over by an officer in Algood, Tennessee, and opened fire. Shots fired. Officer down. Reporter: A bullet striking the officer in the chest. I have help coming. I need you to breathe. Talk to me, brother. I okay, I know you're hit. They're coming. Reporter: The officer luckily wearing a bulletproof vest. Hours later cook firing at another officer before escaping on foot. Wednesday night, authorities arresting two of his associates. They are extremely dangerous individuals. Reporter: Cook was serving a sentence of more than 100 years when he was paroled in 2009. His rap sheet including rape of a minor, assault and armed robbery. And after several days on high alert many here finally breathing a sigh of relief. Investigators say it was tips from the public that led them to cook. All right, thanks. The race for president,

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