18-year-old man who shot at deputy arrested

Update on Aug. 15: 2017: Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man who had an arrest warrant for attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

Authorities arrested Tyrese Cooper, 18, of Winter Haven, Fla. for attempted murder of an Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy on Monday night.

Cooper is due to appear in a court hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Polk County.

Original Story on Aug .11, 2017: A man suspected of trying to kill an Orange County deputy may be in Polk County, officials say.

Tyrese Robert Cooper was a passenger in a Honda Accord about 2 a.m. Aug. 7 that was being followed by the deputy, the sheriff's office said.

Cooper fired at the deputy multiple times, deputies said.

He is wanted for attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

After the shooting, other patrol cars took up the pursuit. Four male suspects bailed out of the Honda, but two were quickly caught.

Cooper is considered armed and dangerous.

Crimeline is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Cooper's arrest. Call 800-423-TIPS.

© 2017 WTSP-TV


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