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‘Blue Alert’ canceled after man suspected of shooting deputy is taken into custody

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas – Authorities in Texas say a man who was suspected of injuring a law enforcement officer was taken into custody.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is searching for 39-year-old Jeremy Brian Cook.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cook led deputies on a chase early Wednesday morning.

Once the chase came to an end, a deputy was involved in an altercation with Cook. During that time, the deputy was shot at least once.

Fortunately, the deputy’s bulletproof vest stopped the bullet. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.

At this point, it is not known if Cook was hit during the exchange of gunfire.

 

On Wednesday morning, officials announced that Cook was taken into custody in a wooded area near the city of Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas.

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