‘SHAWSHANK’ FUGITIVE: Prison Escapee Shot and Killed After Being Cornered by Police

Published on June 26, 2015

One of the escaped New York prison fugitives has finally been caught after being on the run since June 6.

Richard Matt, one of two New York prison escapees, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Friday afternoon and police appeared to be closing in on his accomplice.

A source told Fox News that officers had surrounded “a fairly small area” where they believe David Sweat is hiding.

Matt was killed in a remote area of Franklin County, N.Y. not far from two hunting cabins where he and Sweat reportedly had taken refuge.

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Law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox that the owner of a camper had called 911 and said he had seen the two escapees, leading officers to converge on the area.

One source told Fox News Matt was shot and killed by Customs Border Protection agents from the Department of Homeland Security

The location where Matt, 49, was shot is about 40 miles west of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, where the pair staged a brazen breakout June 6.

Read more: Fox News


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