Escaped Prison Inmate Richard Matt Shot Dead

Escaped Prison Inmate Richard Matt Shot Dead
BHR Hollywood Reports.........Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York maximum-security prison, was shot and killed by officers involved in a massive three-week manhunt, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

David Sweat And Richard Matt
Officers are still pursuing fugitive David Sweat but Cuomo said there was nothing to confirm his location as of Friday night.

Still, "several leads" were being pursued on his whereabouts, the governor said.

The search involving about 1,100 officers has transformed life in sleepy hamlets and towns shadowed by the Adirondack Mountains.

Richard Matt
Matt was shot dead at around 3:45 p.m. in a wooded area south of the town of Malone by a member of a U.S. Customs and Border patrol tactical team, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told reporters Friday night.

"They verbally challenged him, told him to put up his hands, and at that time he was shot when he didn't comply," D'Amico said.

After Matt was shot, a 20-gauge shotgun was found near his body.

D'Amico said. He said Matt did not fire the weapon before he was killed.

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