Murder Suspect Accidentally Released From Rikers Island | NBC New York
The New York City Department of Correction appears to have accidentally released a murder suspect awaiting trial, and the NYPD says they're actively searching for him.
Christopher Buggs, 26, was arrested in Feb. 2018 on charges of second-degree murder. Authorities alleged he was responsible for the death of Ernest Brownlee, 55, who was shot in front of a Throop Avenue deli in Bed-Stuy.
Buggs sat in custody for three years, until he was "inadvertently released" on Tuesday, police said. Court records indicate he was next due for a hearing in June on the murder charges.