Man on the run after shooting Tennessee deputy, firing at Kentucky troopers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police say they are searching for a man accused of shooting and injuring a Tennessee deputy, and then firing at troopers in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Billy Gregory said several law enforcement agencies are searching for Floyd Ray Cook, who fled into the countryside along the border of the two states.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Beth Nelson said a deputy pulled Cook over near Allgood, Tennessee, on Saturday. When he asked Cook to show his hands, the suspect shot him. Nelson said the deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest, which saved his life.

Gregory said Kentucky troopers later found a vehicle near Burksville, Kentucky, matching the description in the Tennessee shooting and pulled it over. A man inside shot at troopers. The troopers weren’t injured.

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