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Pat’s Steaks Kills Death: NYC Man Killed in Fight Outside Iconic Philly Cheesesteak Store

Pat’s Steaks Kills Death: NYC Man Killed in Fight Outside Iconic Philly Cheesesteak Store

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia police say a man from New York City was killed in a fight outside the iconic cheese steak shop Pat’s King of Steaks, and now four suspects are being searched.

Isidro Cortez, 28, of Queens died after the assault, which happened around 2 p.m. 1300 E. Passyunk Avenue.

Two other men, Cortez ’64-year-old father and his 28-year-old friend, suffered minor injuries and were treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

According to police, the victims were apparently at the Philadelphia Union football game in Chester, Pennsylvania, Wednesday night, when the Union lost to Mexico City’s Club America.

After the match, police say they went to Pat’s Steaks, where Cortez, his father and his friend got into an argument with four men wearing yellow football jerseys with Club America written across the jersey.

The argument escalated, police say, and the men in football shirts beat Cortez, kicked him and hit him with a metal trash can.

Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The four suspects are described as men in their 20s. The suspects left the scene in a white SUV.

Although no alcohol is served at Pat’s King of Steaks, detectives polished beer cans on the spot for DNA evidence.

Neighbors say they know to avoid the area in the early morning hours.

“More police are probably needed, I would say that typically nothing good happens past one in the morning,” said Nathan Gonzales of South Philadelphia.

Investigators said there are several cameras with good quality footage showing the fleeing vehicle, the fight and the suspects.

The owner of Pat’s said that this recent incident has the police increasing patrols. He is told that there will be a troop car parked at the intersection late at night and early morning hours.

This is the second fatal incident at Pat in just a few months.

On July 22, 22-year-old David Padro, from Camden, New Jersey, was shot in the back after a fight at Pat.

36-year-old Paul Burkert from Reading, Pennsylvania, was charged with murder in the case. The shooter’s lawyer claims it was in self-defense, but the victim’s family says otherwise.

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