Accused Chattahoochee Hills cop killer formally indicted

The man accused of shooting and killing Chattahoochee Hills Police Lt. Michael Vogt has been formally charged.

Robert M. Cook, 44, was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury Friday. He faces six counts including murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Cook is accused of “gunning down” Lt. Vogt who was fatally wounded on Feb. 15 in South Fulton County.

Vogt was on his way to another call when he encountered Cook. Suspicious of whether Cook was “under the influence of alcohol,” Vogt asked for Cook’s driver’s license but was shot instead, Yvette Brown District Attorney spokeswoman said. Cook was apprehended and arrested two days later.

Following today’s indictment, the case will be assigned to a Fulton County Superior Court Judge and then scheduled for trial.

Feb. 27, Cook was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital “as a precaution” after he became ill, Tracy Flanagan, Fulton County Sheriff spokeswoman told the AJC then.

Officials will not give out further information about his condition, citing his right to privacy, Flanagan said.