1 escaped murderer fatally shot in NY woods, other is on run

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MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have intensified efforts to catch a second escaped murderer after one of the men was killed in woods by a border patrol agent.

Officers continued to focus Saturday on rugged terrain 30 miles west of Clinton Correctional Facility as they looked for David Sweat, who escaped from the maximum-security prison June 6 with Richard Matt. Police manned roadblocks in the neighboring towns of Malone and Duane as a helicopter buzzed over the woods. Matt was shot to death Friday in Malone, New York.

New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico says the fatal confrontation came after a man found a bullet hole in the back of a camper he was towing and alerted police. Authorities found a cabin with the smell of fresh gunpowder and proof someone had just fled out the back. They followed.

A 20-gauge shotgun was found on Matt’s body.

 

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