US: Prison escapee David Sweat shot and captured in upstate New York
June 29 , 2015
David Sweat, an inmate who had escaped from a high-security prison in the US along with fellow prisoner Richard Matt, was captured after being shot in upstate New York.
His capture in the woodlands came two days after Matt, 49, was shot and killed in the same area by a border patrol agent.
Andrew Cuomo, the New York state governor, said that the “nightmare” was finally over.
The New York state police’s Sergeant Jay Cook spotted Sweat in Constable town, Cuomo said, and “shot him two times with his handgun” to prevent him from fleeing.