Sher­iff: Es­caped in­mate killed

Santa Fe New Mexican - - LOCAL & REGION -

AL­BU­QUERQUE — Au­thor­i­ties said a man who fooled of­fi­cers into re­leas­ing him early from New Mex­ico’s largest lo­cal jail this year has been killed in Mex­ico.

A Ber­nalillo County sher­iff ’s spokes­woman said the depart­ment learned that 27-year-old Duwin Perez had been fa­tally shot in the state of Chi­huahua on Aug. 18, and con­firmed the in­for­ma­tion with fed­eral au­thor­i­ties.

Au­thor­i­ties said Perez es­caped from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan De­ten­tion Cen­ter in Al­bu­querque in June. He was ac­cused of trick­ing jail staff into re­leas­ing him by pre­tend­ing to be his cell­mate.

At the time, he was be­ing jailed on charges of at­tempt­ing to com­mit a felony, shoot­ing at or from a car, ag­gra­vated bat­tery, car theft, drug traf­fick­ing, con­spir­acy and rack­e­teer­ing.

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