Homicide

Troopers who sought escaped killers hustled survivor to hospital in hopes he can share tale

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015, file photo, Law enforcement officers walk along a road before going into the woods near Mountain View, N.Y., as the search continued for Richard Matt and David Sweat, two escaped prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility. Matt was shot and killed Friday, June 26, and Sweat was shot and captured Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015, file photo, Law enforcement officers walk along a road before going into the woods near Mountain View, N.Y., as the search continued for Richard Matt and David Sweat, two escaped prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility. Matt was shot and killed Friday, June 26, and Sweat was shot and captured Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)  (The Associated Press)

Some of the same New York state troopers who hunted for two escaped killers for three weeks found themselves scrambling to get the lone survivor to a hospital, hoping to get him well enough to tell the tale of how the pair managed to escape and stay on the run for so long.

David Sweat was captured Sunday afternoon after being shot twice by a state police sergeant in Constable, near the Canadian border. He's in critical condition.

Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6. Matt was shot and killed after being spotted by authorities on Friday.

Two prison workers have been charged with helping the pair escape.

One of them, Clinton correction officer Gene Palmer, is due in court Monday.