Floyd Cook, Rapist Who Shot at Cops, Killed in Kentucky

PHOTO: 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. PlayKentucky State Police via AP Photo
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A convicted rapist who was on the run and wanted on outstanding warrants was shot and killed overnight in Kentucky, authorities said.

Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was on parole for raping a 19-year-old woman in 1971, according to Associated Press. On Sunday he allegedly shot a police officer in Algood, Tennessee before firing at another officer after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Kentucky, authorities said.

Authorities began searching for him and received several sightings. Schools in Kentucky were closed for three days.

According to Kentucky State Police, law enforcement searched on Route 61 in Cumberland County when Cook was spotted. After failing to comply with officers, state troopers and a US Marshal fired shots, killing Cook, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.