Name Of Temple Officer Involved In Fryer’s Creek Shooting Released
The Temple Police Department has released the name of the officer involved in a July 23 shooting incident on Fryer's Creek Drive.
Officer Bobby Cook is on paid administrative leave as Texas Rangers and Temple PD investigate the shooting that took place at the Kensington Apartments at 400 Fryer’sCreek Drive.
According to an earlier press release, Cook and another officer responded to a call of suspicious noises emanating from a vacant apartment. When a manager gave the officers access to the apartment, a man emerged from a back room carrying a knife. The man was asked several times to drop the weapon before throwing it at an officer. The knife cut the officer's pant leg, but did not harm him.
Officers say the man reached into his pocket and pulled out another knife, again prompting them to demand he drop the weapon. When the man advanced on the officers, Cook fired his handgun, injuring the man. EMS service was then requested as one officer rendered first aid. A second suspect was found hiding in a closet, and the first suspect was taken to Scott & White hospital for treatment to his injury.
The newest press release indicates that Cook's leave is a policy-driven routine required during the investigation of police action shootings.