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One Of The Two Escaped Prisoners In New York Has Reportedly Been Shot And Killed

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Richard W. Matt, one of the escaped convicts in upstate New York, has allegedly been shot and killed.

Breathe one sigh of relief…

Richard W. Matt, one of the convicts who escaped from prison in upstate New York almost three weeks ago has reportedly been shot and killed.

The convicted murderer — who broke out of ​Clinton Correctional Facility with fellow convicted murder David Sweat — was apparently shot by law enforcement officers on Friday afternoon, according to sources near the scene.

[ Related: Prison Employee Backed Out From Helping At The Last Minute! ]

The incident took place in Franklin County, an area where investigators had previously found evidence that Matt and Sweat were hiding out in remote hunting cabins.

No word yet on the whereabouts of Sweat, who as far as we know is still on the run. We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

[Image via New York State Police.]

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