David Sweat, Second Escaped New York Convict, Shot, Captured Days After Richard Matt’s Death: Details

David Sweat has been shot and captured
David Sweat, the second of the escaped New York convicts, has been shot and captured. Courtesy of CNN

David Sweat, the second of the two escaped convicts from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., was caught and shot on Sunday, June 28, the New York Times reports. 

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Sweat, 35, is said to be alive and currently in custody. He was about two miles away from the Canadian border. This news comes just two days after his conspirator Richard Matt was shot and killed in Malone, N.Y. on Friday. 

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Both men were convicted murderers who had escaped from the correctional facility earlier this month. 

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The shooting of Sweat occurred near the town of Constable, N.Y., when Sergeant Jay Cook saw the escaped convict walking toward him and ordered him to stop when the man ran. He shot Sweat twice, once in the shoulder, slowing him down enough to be captured. He was photographed looking bloody and wearing head-to-toe camouflage gear. Two brothers at a graduation party had spotted Sweat and called in a tip. 

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CNN tweeted a photo of a bloody Sweat sitting on the ground after being shot by police. 

Sweat and Matt were believed to have been heading toward the Canadian border, following a cabin burglary on Thursday. Two prison workers — Gene Palmer, a guard, and Joyce Mitchell, a seamstress — have been arrested in connection to the escape. 

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