Search continues for man wanted after shooting Tennessee police officer

Floyd Cook. (Courtesy: WKRN, Putnam County Sheriff's Office)
Floyd Cook. (Courtesy: WKRN, Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) – A standoff is over in Kentucky but police are still looking for the man they say shot a police officer during a Saturday traffic stop in Putnam County, Tennessee.

Officers were searching for Floyd Cook, who is also wanted for felony warrants out of Kentucky and is considered armed and dangerous.

Officer Ahscari Valencia (Courtesy: WKRN, Putnam County Sheriff's Office)
Officer Ahscari Valencia (Courtesy: WKRN, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office)

He’s accused of shooting an Algood police officer Saturday afternoon. The officer, Ahscari Valencia, was treated and released from the hospital.

State police told WKRN a standoff on Dulworth Road in Burkesville, Kentucky ended, but Cook was not inside the home. He is still on the run as of Monday morning.

Burkesville is about 90 miles northeast of Nashville.

If you see Cook’s vehicle, police are urging you to not approach but to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 931-528-8484.

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