A man in jail on murder charges was mistakenly released from Rikers Island.

A man in jail on murder charges was mistakenly released from Rikers Island.

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.

26 Year-old Christopher Buggs was arrested in Feb. 2018 on charges of 2nd-degree murder. Authorities alleged he was responsible for the death of  55 Year-Old Ernest Brownlee 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.

Four staffers, including an assistant deputy warden, have been suspended for the accident.