Escaped Convict David Sweat Shot, Captured – in Critical Condition in NY Hospital
New York prisoner David Sweat was captured 16 miles from where he escaped.
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A massive, more-than-three-week manhunt for David Sweat ended Sunday as it began, with the escaped murderer in custody.
Authorities said a New York State Police sergeant — identified as Jay Cook — spotted Sweat, and after Sweat ran, the sergeant gave chase.
“At some point, running across a field, he realized that Sweat was going to make it to a tree line, and possibly could have disappeared, and he fired two shots,” New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico told reporters.
Sweat, who was unarmed, was hit twice in the torso.
A photo exclusively obtained by CNN shows Sweat in custody moments after his capture. He appears bloodied and was wearing a camouflage outfit, not prison garb.
Sweat was captured near the Canadian border.