PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Reading man is facing murder charges in a deadly shooting outside Pat’s Steaks in Philadelphia. Police say the suspect, 36-year-old Paul C. Burkert, shot and killed 22-year-old David Padro, of Camden, near the popular cheesesteak joint.
The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Wind Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia Region As Gusty Winds Expected To Be Weather Threat After Rain, Snow
Police say an argument escalated. They were actually involved in a physical fight, according to witnesses.READ MORE: Philadelphia Animal Shelters, At Or Near Capacity, Hope Betty White Challenge Leads To Forever Homes
“We believe the shooter and our victim were both in the customer area when a physical confrontation broke out. The shooter then pulled a gun and fired one shot,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
Police say Padro was shot in the back. He was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital where he later died.
Eyewitnesses say Burkert got into a van – driven by someone else – and fled the scene. He later turned himself in.MORE NEWS: MLK DAY: Events, Days Of Service In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.
The incident remains under investigation.