BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Prison Escapee Shot and Captured


David Sweat, (l) shot and captured; Richard Matt (r), shot and killed.

BREAKING NEWS: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says David Sweat, the convicted killer who escaped from maximum security prison 23 days ago, has been shot and captured.

The other convicted killer, Richard Matt, was shot and killed Friday afternoon by a Border Patrol tactical team. Authorities say Matt refused to put down a shotgun as they cornered him in the woods. He was shot three times, according to an autopsy report released Sunday.

Sweat was taken to a local hospital, according to a law enforcement source, who also said no member of law enforcement was injured during Sweat’s capture.

Sweat was serving a sentence of life without parole in the killing of Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Tarsia in 2002.

Matt was serving 25 years to life for the killing and dismembering of his former boss. He also served a prison sentence in Mexico for killing a man there.

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