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The Latest: Cuomo: Captured convict 'critical but stable'

The Latest: Cuomo: Captured convict 'critical but stable'; had maps, Pop Tarts when shot

The Latest:  Cuomo: Captured convict 'critical but stable'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):

7:30 a.m. EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in "critical but stable" condition at an Albany hospital.

Cuomo told CNN on Monday morning that David Sweat had a bag containing maps, tools, bug repellent and Pop Tarts when he was shot twice by Sgt. Jay Cook on Sunday afternoon less than two miles from the border in Constable, New York.

Cuomo says Sweat initially was listed in stable condition but was downgraded to critical after being flown to Albany Medical Center on Sunday night.

The other escapee, Richard Matt, was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Malone, about 30 miles from the maximum-security state prison the two men broke out of on June 6.


7 a.m. EDT

The family of the veteran state trooper who shot and wounded an escaped murderer in a northern New York field says he was on roving patrol when he happened to spot the convict.

Judy Cook tells The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh ( that her 47-year-old son, Sgt. Jay Cook, "just happened to be in the right place at the right time" when he shot David Sweat twice Sunday afternoon in the town of Constable, near the Canadian border.

Cook is a 21-year veteran of the state police. He's a native of the neighboring town of Burke, and his mother says he has been patrolling the area along the border for years.

Officials say Sweat is in critical condition at an Albany hospital.

Updated : 2021-09-25 13:46 GMT+08:00