Manhunt for 'violent' New Mexico inmate after mistaken release from prison

A "violent" inmate accused of attempted murder is at large after he was mistakenly released from a New Mexico prison on Sunday.

Duwin Perez-Cordova was being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on eight charges, including attempt to commit first-degree murder, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, shooting at an occupied building and aggravated battery, when the miscue took place.

Perez-Cordova, 27, was dropped off in downtown Albuquerque early Sunday morning. Officials at the prison have launched an internal investigation, but are focused on trying to get him back.

He apparently "utilized another inmate's identifiers" to escape the prison, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

(Duwin Perez-Cordova via Bernalillo County Detention Center)

"We need to look at how this happened and how we can change our practices and policies at MDC to make sure it doesn't happen," spokeswoman Candace Hopkins told the newspaper.

The suspect has several tattoos, including a money sign on his elbow and one with the message "RIP Marcus" on his left arm. Authorities also say that he also goes by Gilbert/Gilberto Rodriguez, Duwin Perez and Duwin Cordova-Perez.

Perez-Cordova was jailed in connection with a shooting at a laundromat/carwash that saw one man get wounded in the face, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

"He is considered violent and should not be approached by the public," the Metropolitan Detention Center said in a statement.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department at (505) 798-7000.

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