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Second escaped prisoner reportedly shot near Canadian border

Update: The surviving prisoner who escaped from a New York prison three weeks ago was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border on Sunday, the New York Times reported.

It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired or whether David Sweat was carrying a weapon, the Times said.

According to the Associated Press, Sweat was captured and is in police custody.

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Original post (6/28/15):

The Associated Press has confirmed that Richard Matt, one of two prisoners who escaped from a New York prison nearly three weeks ago, has been shot and killed.

Matt was killed after police converged on an area just south of Malone, New York, near the cabin where police earlier found evidence of the two convicts.

Police are now chasing Matt’s companion, David Sweat. The manhunt for Matt and Sweat began when they broke out of New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility — the state’s largest correctional facility.

Matt was charged with second-degree murder after kidnapping, torturing and dismembering his boss. Sweat was convicted of first-degree murder after killing a sheriff’s deputy in Broome County.

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