Escaped Prison Inmate Richard Matt Shot Dead
|Escaped Prison Inmate Richard Matt Shot Dead|
|David Sweat And Richard Matt|
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.
"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.