Prosecutors to seek death penalty against once escaped homicide suspect

By Nikki Bowers | nbowers@8newsnow.com

Published 12/09 2016 04:39PM

Updated 12/09 2016 06:02PM

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Prosecutors filed documents Friday to seek the death penalty against homicide suspect Alonso Perez, according to the court's website.

The 25-year-old sent law enforcement officers on a days-long manhunt in September after he escaped police custody in North Las Vegas.

However, Perez was eventually taken into custody by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police after a standoff at a house.

During his time at large, North Las Vegas Police said Perez stole a work truck that was later recovered east of downtown Las Vegas. 

Perez was initially detained in North Las Vegas by police for the deadly shooting of 31-year-old Mohammad Robinson outside a McDonald's restaurant on Pecos Road and Las Vegas Boulevard on August 27.

However, officers have linked him to at least two other homicides.

Perez also faces several other charges, including domestic battery, discharging a gun at or into an occupied structure, vehicle, or craft and assault with a deadly weapon. Additional charges are possible.

He is being held without bail.

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