Police in Philadelphia released the video of four suspected individuals after a man was murdered and two others were hurt in a huge brawl early Thursday morning outside Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia.
A massive fight broke out outside the famed Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant just before 2 a.m., according to detectives.
According to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, a 28-year-old man was beaten to death with a steel trash can lid and punched and kicked in the face. The victim was eventually identified as Isidro Cortez of Queens, New York, by police.
Several of the accused are seen chatting and eating cheesesteaks prior to the brawl. The victims were punched and kicked in the video, which was posted on Friday. One of the males snatched up the red trash can lid and whacked another man.
Police do not know exactly what sparked the fight, but investigators believe the Philadelphia Union’s game against Club América on Wednesday night may have been a factor.
The suspects are identified as Latino men, presumably of Mexican or Central American origin. Two of the men had noticeable tattoos on their forearms and necks. According to police, the guys were all clothed in yellow Club América jerseys.