Los Angeles authorities are actively looking for a suspected murderer who had been mistakenly released from Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood and may now be around downtown Los Angeles.
24-year-old Steven Manzo was busted on March 5 following a thorough investigation that ultimately linked him to the 2018 shooting death of 24-year-old Salvador Corrales in Long Beach.
The LA County District Attorney’s Office explained that a court hearing was held on Tuesday morning when a judge “erroneously dismissed the charges” against Manzo.
And due to the pandemic protocols, Manzo did not attend the hearing which prompted jail officials to release him.
By the time the presiding judge remanded Manzo into custody again and refiled the dismissed charges, the suspect was free.
Police are asking residents to contact them immediately if they had information regarding his whereabouts.