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(NEWSER) – Eric Frein has been a fugitive in the mountains of Pennsylvania for almost a month—and police say a journal has left them in no doubt that the man they're trying to hunt down is "pure evil." The journal found at an abandoned campsite appears to recount the night he ambushed and killed a state trooper at a remote barracks, reports the New York Times.

"Fri Sept 12th got a shot around 11pm and took it," the notes say. "He dropped ... I was surprised at how quick ... I took a follow-up shot on his head ... neck area. He was still and quiet after." Frein also wrote of how he shot at another trooper who came to the aid of his fallen colleague, and how he faced "disaster" when his Jeep ended up in a pond after he drove down an access road to avoid a roadblock.

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