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

4 years 5 months 1 week ago Saturday, June 27 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Saturday, June 27, 2015 4:51:00 AM CDT June 27, 2015 in News
By: John Kekis and Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press

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.

Helicopters, canines and hundreds of law enforcement officers are hunting for David Sweat after Richard Matt was shot to death Friday in Malone, New York. He was gunned down in a wooded area about 30 miles from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility. They went missing June 6.

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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