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Murder suspect sought by Nevada authorities after escaping custody

September 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Murder suspect sought by Nevada authorities after escaping custody

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Authorities in Las Vegas are conducting a manhunt for a murder suspect who managed to slip out a police interview room, on Sunday.

Police officials said 25-year-old Alonso Perez, who was arrested on Friday morning in connection with an Aug. 27 murder, was placed handcuffed in an interview room at the department’s detective bureau.

After a detective left the room around 12:45 p.m. Perez managed to turn the handcuffs “until he broke free and escaped the building,” according to North Las Vegas Police spokesman Aaron Patty.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Perez managed to flee the area after robbing a white 2016 Ford F-250 pickup truck with Nevada license plates number 26C819 from a local business.

Patty didn’t say how much time passed before officers realized the murder suspect had escaped or if he stole any weapons or firearms from the building.

No injuries were reported during the robbery of the vehicle which police discovered on Sunday with Perez still missing.

According to the Associated Press, authorities sought Perez for the August 28th fatal shooting death of 31-year-old Mohammed Robinson. Investigators haven’t indicated what tied Perez to Robinson’s slaying.

The victim’s sister, Maggie Robinson expressed her family’s outrage about Perez’s escape to KSNV-TV.

“How can you let him escape? I don’t understand it at all,” Robinson said, adding, “You don’t have any more security when interviewing a murder suspect, so you mean you couldn’t have another person there?”

Police describe Perez as a Hispanic man, about 6-foot-3 in height, around 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes with a goatee and an Air Jordan tattoo under his left ear.

Perez was last seen wearing dark shorts, a white jersey with blue stripes on each sleeve and the No. 21 printed on the front and the back.

“If located, do not contact Perez as he is considered armed and dangerous,” Patty said.

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