New York prison escapee killed by police, accomplice still at large

June 27, 2015 06:20

MALONE, N.Y. - Law enforcement officers on Friday shot and killed one of two prisoners who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York three weeks ago and were pursuing a second escapee near the Canadian border, authorities said.

Richard Matt, a 49-year-old convicted murderer, was killed by US Border Patrol officers after he was spotted in a wooded area in the town of Malone, the New York State Police said.Police were still combing the vicinity for Matt's accomplice, David Sweat, a 35-year-old who was imprisoned for killing a sheriff's deputy.

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