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New York Prison Escapee Shot Dead

NBC reports one of the two New York prison escapees has been shot dead.

Two New York state officials tell NBC that Richard Matt was shot and killed Friday.

The location of the other escapee David Sweat is unknown at this time.

Matt and Sweat have been on the run since June 6th after they managed to escape from their cells.

The two escaped from their cells with the help of prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell. Mitchell has been charged with helping the two with their escape.

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