Philadelphia Eagles fan ‘shots New York Giants supporter to death’ after they got into a fight over football while waiting in line at iconic Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteak restaurant
- A man in Philadelphia Eagles jersey has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a New York Giants fan outside Pat’s King of Steaks Thursday
- Witnesses said suspect and victim got into a fight over football while queuing for cheesesteaks
- Suspect fled in a van, but later turned himself in near Independence Hall and Liberty Bell in Old Town
A Philadelphia Eagles fan has been arrested for allegedly shooting and murdering a New York Giants fan during a football brawl while queuing for cheesesteaks at City of Brotherly Love’s iconic Pat’s King of Steaks eatery.
The deadly incident happened just before 1 a.m. on East Passyunk Avenue, where police arrived after reports of a shooting.
Witnesses told investigators that two customers standing outside the world-famous cheesesteak emporium had some words, but their verbal altercation soon turned physical.
Scroll down for video
A deadly shooting occurred at Philadelphia’s iconic Pat’s King of Steak restaurant after an altercation between an Eagles fan and a New York Giants fan
Witnesses told police a customer in an Eagles shirt once shot a 23-year-old man in the torso while arguing over football
One of the fighters grabbed the other, a red-haired man in an Eagles jersey, who then pulled out a gun and shot his opponent before fleeing in a van.
Tom Francano, Pat’s longtime general manager, told the… Philadelphia Inquirer that the argument that led to the shooting was partly about football.
The victim, described only as a 23-year-old man, was taken to Jefferson Hospital, where he died of a single gunshot wound to the torso.
Witnesses gave police the license plate number of a van driven by a woman who took the shooter away from the crime scene, which police say helped locate the suspect.
A casing is seen on the ground outside the cheesesteak restaurant after the deadly shooting
The suspect turned himself in to the police a short time after he fled the stage with a fan
The alleged gunman was arrested near Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in the Old Town
The alleged gunman surrendered to police and was taken into custody at two of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.
He was not identified on Thursday afternoon and no charges have been released so far
Police are still looking for the female driver of the getaway car.
Pat’s was closed for about four hours while police investigated, but later resumed normal operations.
Pat’s remained closed for four hours during the investigation, but later reopened for business