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.
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.