Homicide

North Las Vegas police: Escaped homicide suspect recaptured

  • This Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 photo provided by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Alonso Perez handcuffed to a table in a police interview room where he was awaiting questioning in a homicide investigation. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, authorities said he remained on the loose, four days after he broke his metal handcuffs and escaped from custody. (North Las Vegas Police Department via AP)

    This Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 photo provided by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Alonso Perez handcuffed to a table in a police interview room where he was awaiting questioning in a homicide investigation. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, authorities said he remained on the loose, four days after he broke his metal handcuffs and escaped from custody. (North Las Vegas Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated jail booking photo provided by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Alonso Perez, 25. Police say Perez, who also uses the name Alfonso Perez, is a homicide suspect who escaped from custody at a police detective bureau while awaiting questioning about the Aug. 27, 2016, shooting death of a 31-year-old man at a McDonald's restaurant. Authorities said Saturday, Sept. 4 that the Ford F-150 pickup truck had been found but Alonso Perez remains on the loose. Perez is described as Hispanic, 6-foot-3 and having a goatee. He also has an "Air Jordan" tattoo on his neck. (The North Las Vegas Police Department via AP)

    This undated jail booking photo provided by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Alonso Perez, 25. Police say Perez, who also uses the name Alfonso Perez, is a homicide suspect who escaped from custody at a police detective bureau while awaiting questioning about the Aug. 27, 2016, shooting death of a 31-year-old man at a McDonald's restaurant. Authorities said Saturday, Sept. 4 that the Ford F-150 pickup truck had been found but Alonso Perez remains on the loose. Perez is described as Hispanic, 6-foot-3 and having a goatee. He also has an "Air Jordan" tattoo on his neck. (The North Las Vegas Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez holds a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Chief Alex Perez spoke about Alonso Perez, a homicide suspect who had been on the loose for more than four days after breaking his handcuffs and escaping police custody. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez holds a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Chief Alex Perez spoke about Alonso Perez, a homicide suspect who had been on the loose for more than four days after breaking his handcuffs and escaping police custody. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

A homicide suspect has been recaptured, four days after he broke free from handcuffs and fled a Las Vegas-area police station.

North Las Vegas police said law officers apprehended Alonso Perez, 25, at a residence about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Police did not release any other details of the arrest. But KLAS reported that Perez was taken into custody after officers surrounded the house and demanded his surrender. There were no reports of any injuries.

Perez had been on the loose since he freed himself from handcuffs Friday and fled from the station.

He had been identified by police as a suspect in an Aug. 27 shooting that left Mohammed Robinson, 31, dead outside a McDonald's restaurant.

Witnesses said the fatal argument began with angry words about Robinson not holding a door open for a woman.

On Friday, he was alone in a police interview room when he broke the hinge of his handcuffs and escaped with one cuff still attached to his right wrist, Officer Aaron Patty said.

"He twisted them until they broke," Patty said prior to Perez's recapture. "This is an extremely unfortunate circumstance. We're going to take a look at the details of how he escaped."

Perez, 25, who also uses the name Alfonso Perez, allegedly fled and stole a Ford F-250 work truck from a nearby parking lot. The vehicle was later found in a neighborhood east of downtown Las Vegas.

The escape was believed to be the second this year from a police station in the Las Vegas area.

The April escape of Ivan Mayoral-Lizarraga from a northeast Las Vegas police substation prompted a nearly five-hour lockdown of a surrounding neighborhood before the search was called off. Police said Mayoral-Lizarraga was being questioned in a stolen vehicle investigation when he fled.

He was arrested about two weeks later, and pleaded guilty to felony home invasion, assault with a weapon and escape charges, according to court records. Mayoral-Lizarraga, now 40, was sentenced last month to 2-to-5 years in state prison.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that the vehicle stolen was a Ford F-250 work truck, not an F-150 pickup truck.