One New York Prison Escapee Killed In Shootout, Other Bad Guy’s Fate Still Unclear

Authorities have confirmed that Richard Matt, one of the two escaped prisoners from New York’s largest prison, was killed in a shootout with police on Friday afternoon. He’s the dude on the right bearing a superb likeness to a Grand Theft Auto character. Same guy that was rumored to have had a big dick. Psshhh a lot of good that’ll do him now.

Richard W. Matt, one of the convicted murderers who staged an elaborate escape from New York’s largest prison nearly three weeks ago, was killed on Friday in a burst of gunfire by federal agents, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

The shots rang out as law enforcement officers zeroed in on an area of remote terrain in Franklin County, near where investigators discovered evidence in two hunting cabins that indicated the missing inmates had been there. The fate of the other inmate, David Sweat, was unclear.

It marked a violent turn in a sprawling manhunt that began in Dannemora, N.Y., a village near the Canadian border, and soon spread to large swaths of the state after Mr. Sweat and Mr. Matt engineered a daring breakout from Clinton Correctional Facility.

This is the kind of stuff that happens when you break out of prisons and get into firefights with police. You get shot. Deservedly so.

Now, I’m not trying to underscore the massive effort that these two escapees put forth to literally mine their way through a solid concrete wall – with some help from rogue prison employees of course – but it’s a good thing that this all seems to be winding down. People need to camp in NY State, man. They don’t need to be worried about these two goons on the run with ill intentions.

It’s been going on for three weeks!

The breakout, rare in its complexity and precision, relied on a combination of power tools and trickery, as well as alleged assistance from inside and outside the prison.

The men used dummies fashioned from sweatshirts to trick corrections officers into believing they were in bed and asleep. The men, who were in adjoining cells, each cut through the walls of their cells, then made their way into the bowels of the prison, cutting through steel, and emerged from a manhole into a neighborhood of vacant storefronts and clapboard houses just outside the prison.

Officials said the inmates made their escape late on Friday, June 5, or early Saturday, June 6. The corrections officers did not discover that the prisoners were missing until a bed check at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Plain and simple, both of these guys are (were) straight-up bad dudes. Good riddance.

[via The New York Times]

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