“David Sweat, the remaining prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities.” And with that, the manhunt comes to an end. Or a New York’s brave head honcho proclaimed, “The nightmare is finally over.” . . .
The shooting occurred about 3:20 p.m. after Sgt. Jay Cook saw a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable, according to the state police. The sergeant ordered Mr. Sweat to stop, but he broke into a run and the sergeant, a firearms instructor, opened fire, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat was not armed at the time.
Maybe New York authorities won’t have to deal with so many handgun applications. Or maybe some of them will actually be approved before the next prison break. Or so you’d hope.