Richard Cook

Richard Cook

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police arrested a man accused of murdering a woman in Hardin County.

Richard Cook, 42, is charged with murder in a domestic violence incident and tampering with evidence. Police said officers were called to a home in Rineyville around 3:45 a.m. Thursday where a woman had been shot.

Investigators found Cook at a hotel in Elizabethtown a short time later. He told officers he shot the victim while trying to hand her a gun.

Police said he also admitted to throwing that gun out the window of his car while driving west on State Road 31.

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