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Police arrest suspect accused of shooting deputy during high speed chase

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 12:25:21-04

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX — Officials have arrested a suspect accused of exchanging fire with a Henderson County Deputy during a high speed chase and shooting the deputy in the torso.

On Wednesday morning, oficials said they were searching for the suspect accused of capital murder.

The suspect, Jeremy Brian Cook, was located around 10:17 a.m. Wednesday and taken into custody in a wooded area off of CR-3213 near Jacksonville in Cherokee County, said police.

He is being charged with capital murder of a law enforcement officer in Henderson County. He will be held at Henderson County jail.

Police said the suspect lead the deputy on a chase that stopped north of Frankston. The suspect and deputy exchanged fire and then the deputy was shot.

The deputy was wearing a bullet proof vest and is expected to recover quickly, said police.

The suspect is from Grand Prairie and police said he could be headed toward Dallas in a vehicle stolen near the scene of the incident.

The suspect, identified as Jeremy Cook, is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes eyes. He is 39 years old and weighs 230 pounds and is 5'8" tall.

The stolen vehicle is a 1999 silver Chevrolet Silverado with tinted windows and two stickers on the back glass. One of the stickers is a doe and the other is a buck. The vehicle has a Texas license plate number BRR7-1002.

Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. "If located, do not attempt to apprehend and contact 9-1-1 quickly," said Corsicana police.