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BCSO: Escaped Albuquerque inmate shot dead in Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deputies say a man who escaped the Bernalillo County jail last spring was killed in a shooting in northern Mexico in August.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Felicia Maggard said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Duwin Perez-Cordova, 27, died in a shooting in Madera, Chihuahua, on Aug. 18.

She did not have further details on the shooting.

BCSO had been searching for Perez-Cordova since he escaped the Metropolitan Detention Center on June 10 by pretending to be a cellmate, Edwin Sanchez, who was set to be released.

Duwin Perez-Cordova, 27 (BCSO)

According to court documents, Perez-Cordova trimmed his facial hair to look like Sanchez and used Sanchez’s ID wristband to fool jail staff.

Sanchez has been charged with aiding in Perez’s escape.

Perez-Cordova had been in jail since December 2017 on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after federal authorities say he shot and injured a man outside a laundromat and carwash in southwest Albuquerque.

Maggard said BCSO received a tip that Perez died in Mexico before confirming it with the FBI and DHS.

An FBI spokesman did not immediately have any information to provide on the shooting.

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