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.
He was taken into custody in the town of Constable, in upstate New York, very close to the Canadian border.
“I can only assume he was going for the border, that he was that close,” D’Amico said.
Sweat was captured about 16 miles north of the location where fellow escapee Richard Matt was killed last week. Read here how Richard Matt was killed. The officer was alone when he shot Sweat.
Sweat was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, an officer at the hospital told CNN. He was later moved to Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, according to Dennis McKenna, medical director there.
Emergency, trauma, intensive care, radiology and vascular surgery specialists are involved in his care, McKenna said.
No law enforcement officers were injured during Sweat’s apprehension.
-Culled from CNN news