criminal and master gunman

Anyone remember Zachary Cruz Cooke from early 2007? Let us refresh your memory:

Cooke was the 18 year old kid who went on a fanatical Bonnie and Clyde style crime spree in late 2006. He and some buddies were super high on an extended meth binge in Eureka and decided to hold up some convenience stores around Humboldt County with guns and masks. They robbed a few places (3 if we remember correctly), and then fired some shots at a sheriff's deputy in Myrtletown after a late night car chase just before Christmas 2006. They were some of the most violent and dangerous criminals in Humboldt County history, and the local coppers launched a massive investigation to hunt these guys down and lock them up before they hurt or killed someone.

The whole thing ended on Jan 4, 2007, when a 6-man task force of local police, sheriff's deputies, and ATF agents busted down the door of the vacant house at 3207 Albee St. in Eureka where Cooke and at least one other man were squatting and doing drugs between armed robberies. When the task force came in, Cooke fired at them with the stolen shotgun he was holding, and the task force responded in kind, shooting him dead right there in the thick of his own meth'd up squalor.

Now, almost two years later, Cooke's father, Alan, has finally found an attorney to take his case to the civil courts. No one but Alan and his attorney are entirely sure how they are going to win a wrongful death case in which the deceased committed multiple violent armed robberies, fired a gun at a sheriff's deputy after a high speed car chase, then shot at the task force that came to arrest him a few days later, but clearly they think they have it in the pocket. To the tune of $25,000 for each local agency named in the suit (5 or more by our count).

According the Eureka Reporter, the lawsuit says "Zachary Cooke was murdered ... without any lawful justification; the defendants are liable for the use of wrongful force in shooting Zachary to death."

Wait wait wait wait, is this to say that going on a wild crime spree of armed robberies and urban shootouts before attempting to kill the law enforcement team that came to arrest him was not illegal? Or perhaps that when Cooke fired that shotgun at those cops, well apparently those cops should have just turned around and left, or maybe they should have stood there and let Cooke shoot them all before he cut out another hotrail in the Albee house where he was squatting? Oh no no we get it, those coppers should not even have been pursuing Cooke in the first place! Come on, right? He was only a kid, and well, kids will be kids!

Alan Cooke, please stop wasting everyone's time and the resources of our county's insurance company by filing frivolous civil suits against them over the death of your violent and drug addicted son. You won't win, and you'll only make more enemies in the community. Your son robbed people here, he tried to kill a cop, then fired a shotgun at a whole team of cops! Don't be surprised when the community strikes you down for not only raising a child that threatened to destroy the lives of dozens of community members, but also seeking monetary damages after our law enforcement officers risk their own lives to take this violent drug addict off the streets.

Is it just us, or does it sound like Alan Cooke is actually trying to cash in on the death of his son?

We would also like to note that even Rose was in support of the DA's 2007 decision to skip charges against the officers who shot and killed Cooke at the Albee St. residence. And she hates the DA!

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Dr Asshole Phd

By A community member, on Oct 6, 2008 - 18:51
Whos to say that the pig wasnt trying to rob this young man.
Its just another in a long string of reasons that we need to legalize marijuana. They legalized alcohol to help end the depression, this depression needs marijuana legalization.

By aundrea, on Nov 17, 2008 - 18:35
ppl may say i did not know him but i do alot he was there 4 me and im glad he was there for me i do love u and mizz u

By Sheree Keeler, on Apr 9, 2009 - 14:50
None of you people knew him so fuck off if you think hes a bad person!!! He may of done wrong...but whoi hasnt!!

By mee, on Apr 10, 2009 - 18:22
Amazing. I have never committed an armed robbery or shot at cops. So I havent done wrong. As for the marajuana what has that to do with cook? That idiot was whacked out on meth. IMHO it was too bad the idiot father wasn't taken out as well.

By RIP Zach, on May 12, 2009 - 12:19
You didnt even know Zach.That was my cousin,the nicest and coolest person I ever knew.He wasnt the one that shot the gun.They need to tell the truth!Cops are killers

By Mike, on May 27, 2009 - 11:33
You people are all dumb fucks. He can be the nicest person in the world, but if he shot at me, I'd kill his stupid fucking ass, too. You want him to stay alive, maybe you should have gotten him some help when you saw he had a drug problem instead of sitting on your fucking thumbs. As far as society goes, this is another story of a dumb fuck getting high and being a dumb fuck. I hope you dumb asses that support him don't breed, because you're kids will just end up fucking stupid, just like you.


By Lisa, on Jun 8, 2009 - 13:16
My goodness, how unenthical to believe it's acceptable to shoot at others, rob, abuse and he was a good guy and didn't have it coming. LOL Come on, he was messed up on drugs and made his bed. Nobody is responsible for his lack of control and desire for drugs. Can see why he was messed up, Daddy still trying to make others responsible for his sons problem. Hope he reads this to see it's not our fault its the lack of ownership to your sons problem and lack of teaching control to your son. I hae no sympathy for some druggie harming others. Wish parents today would take responsibility for their own kids problems. You are the ones that rasied them.

A dead junkie....I don't see the problem

By CraigLondon, on Jun 18, 2009 - 6:53
The guy sounds like an idiot.One less problem on the streets I say.I wish we were allowed to own guns here in the U.K sometimes.I know of a great area to go smakhead shooting for sure.Kill more junkies and criminals America.I salute you

junkies can go to rehab.

By Sol, on Aug 30, 2009 - 8:32
i think the cops should've used a frickin taser or a stun gun. instead of killin the guy.
american cops are the worst!
stupid fat american donut munchin pig cops


By CopKiller, on Feb 26, 2010 - 15:11
Again,Zach was my cousin,and he did not fire the gun,the kid with him did,the cops had shot Zach 16 times,then beat the shit out of the kid that was with him sayin that if he told anybody what happened he would end up like his friend(Zach)who was on the ground chocking on his blood at the time.Now for those of ou who think they know Zach...HE NEVER DID METH.He had only done it the day he died because he wanted to turn himself in but was afriad.SO FUCK OFF YOU DOUSHE TWINKIES

A job well done!

By Its me, on May 13, 2010 - 7:30
I have always believed if you hang with shit, you are going to stink. If this idiot was with the person that shot at the cops, or if he shot at the cops, no difference, he decides who he is with and what he does, so live or die with the consequences of your decisions. As a former military man, when I was shot at, I returned fire and I think he got JUST WHAT HE DESERVED!!!
Thanks to all of the law enforcement officers that risk their lives every day to help keep us safe. Remember, 1 cop for every 1000 citizens means you are responsible for your own safety, an armed society is a polite society.

By GoodSense, on Jul 22, 2010 - 17:26
Hey, CopKiller, you are listening to the rantings of another junkie, who's just gonna keep telling you bullshit. Your cousing didn't just use meth that day for the very first time. And he was involved in all this robbery, shooting, and drug use. Stop listening to the junkie, wise up!

By GoodSense, on Jul 22, 2010 - 17:32
And for Aundrea, Sheree, and RIP Zack...."nicest, coolest" people do not commit armed robbery, and are smart enough not to fall in with that bunch of crap lowlifes. He was "there for you"? How? By bringing you cash and drugs after the robberies?

By Hail GoodSense, on Nov 15, 2010 - 20:35 really have...goodsense =]


By anonymous, on Nov 20, 2010 - 9:10
damn none of you know what the hell your talking about !!! lames!!! all lames!!!

fuck you bitches

By gage cook, on Jan 27, 2011 - 4:51
what if that was your brothe mother fuckers!!???!! Cuz he was mine! So why don't you shit talkin bitches put ur real names and address and I show you what I think of ur fucked opinions!!

yeah, didnt think so!

By gage cook, on Mar 21, 2011 - 17:45
That's what I thought, no one else post on here unless you know my brother zack.


By Smoker, on Jul 19, 2011 - 15:26
Well... If it were my brother that committed all of the crimes they say he did then I would try to talk him into "working" a grow op up there and not trying to rob others of their hard earned money. Your Bro Zack just looked too hard at the easy way and it cost him his life. Don't try to say that if your not related you cant spot the fool here. Sorry he lost his life in the process... but that is what happens when you let your family act like fools. That is what family is for. Now... do the right thing and go say you sorry for his actions and you hope they have recovered from it... as they are the innocent here.

By S, on Oct 30, 2011 - 5:10
^^^ It's nice to know people think it's just a cakewalk to come out here and just grow weed...

Come on now

By stupid junkie, on Nov 29, 2011 - 22:21
im sure if it wa the other guy that shot the gun, he will be taking the blame for it???? doubt it the mother fucker got what he deserved. Oh ya and im sure that the first time he did meth was when he was about to turn himself in, lmao. if you were hanging out with a methhead doing robberys for a couple weeks you wouldnt just deside to try it the last day. come on now...

gage cook is a bitch

By mike jones, on Nov 29, 2011 - 22:28
yo bitch i liv in washington son.. come see me, your brother is a junkie, or should i say was.. and u shouldve been there to help him thru rehab and shit, robbing the community runs in the family i guess since your dad is trying to sue everyone. Fuckin people these days...


By bonk, on Feb 4, 2013 - 10:00


By Bonaparte, on Feb 18, 2013 - 0:50
The problem with old man Cooke is that he won't face the fact that he's a shithead who sired a rat-bastard sociopathic monster. He didn't 'raise' the kid, he got it completely wrong. Now he figures its payday. Screw U Cooke, you friggin' scumbag.

By lmao, on Sep 4, 2013 - 13:57
why was he not living with his dad and squatting in that house I don't think his dad wanted his druggie son ripping him off his first time bull chit and his friends saying he was so cool
bull chit he was a dirt bag that got was coming to him

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