Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

Police say a New York man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant.

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2021, 10:32 AM

Updated 940 days ago

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Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot
Police say a New York man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant.
According to police, the violence at Pat’s King of Steaks may involve spectators who earlier attended a soccer game. The Philadelphia Union had lost to Club América on Wednesday night.
Isidro Cortez, 28, of Queens, was fatally beaten and two other people, including his 64-year-old father, were injured in the fight before the suspects fled in an SUV, police say. According to police, the injured were taken to a hospital for treatment but were stable.
Alcohol may have played a role in the brawl, police say.
No arrests had been made as of late Thursday, but police were looking for suspects seen in security camera footage.
Police were called to the restaurant in July after a New Jersey man was shot and killed during an argument police said started over football. A Pennsylvania man was charged in that shooting.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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