NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A murder suspect was recaptured by police Friday, more than a month after he was mistakenly released from Rikers Island.
Christopher Buggs, 26, was let out on March 8 due to a clerical error. He had been locked up and awaiting trial since 2018.READ MORE: 2 NYPD Officers, 1 Retired Officer Accused Of Taking Thousands Of Dollars In Bribes
Buggs was initially arrested for a shooting in Brooklyn.
He was recaptured by the Joint Fugitive Task Force around noon Friday in the Bronx.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Man Attacks, Robs Father And Son After Fender Bender In Queens
Back in March, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Buggs was sentenced to 30 days for time served in another case, but that got mixed up with the murder case and he was accidentally released.
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