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Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the escapee poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say the shooting of escaped prisoners David Sweat shooting was clear-cut. The same legal reasoning applied to the killing of his accomplice, Richard Matt, who was shot three times in the head on Friday.

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