PHILADELPHIA, PA - On Sunday, police arrested Omar Arce, 32, and Jose Alberto Flores-Huerta, 32, who were wanted for the beating death of a 28-year-old man.
The attack took place in the early morning hours of September 16, at Pat’s Steaks on East Passyunk Avenue.
Arce and Flores-Huerta, along with two other men can be seen on surveillance video kicking and punching Isidro Cortez. At one point, he was repeatedly beaten with a trash can lid.
FOX 29 reported:
According to a preliminary investigation, Cortez, his 64-year-old father and a friend went to the popular cheesesteak shop after attending the Philadelphia Union soccer game against Mexico City’s Club America at Subaru Stadium in Chester.
Police say they got into a verbal altercation at Pat's Steaks with a group of four men wearing Mexico City’s Club America shirts and a brawl ensued. Cortez was beaten to death and his father and friend needed to be hospitalized, police said.
The other two assailants have been identified as Osvaldo Pedraza, 34, and Victor Pedraza, 32. Police are still searching for them at this time.
Arce and Flores-Huerta have been charged with murder and attempted murder. Both are being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility without bond.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Osvaldo and Victor Pedrazza is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department's Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334.
*For the last several years, Philadelphia officials have employed a 'sanctuary' policy, forbidding the police from reporting criminal aliens to ICE for deportation. Of course, the policy has led to even more crime, in a city already awash in violence and mayhem.
In May 2019, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) issued a press release, detailing one of those unspeakable crimes:
In 2016, Philadelphia police arrested Juan Ramon Vasquez (aka Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa), a Honduran national in the U.S. illegally, for repeatedly raping his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter. He is now serving an eight to 20 year sentence for those heinous crimes. Vasquez had been deported in 2009, only to re-enter the U.S. illegally. Philadelphia police had Vasquez in custody in 2015. But when DHS asked the city to hold him so it could come pick him up and deport him, Philadelphia officials refused. The city's sanctuary city policy forbade its law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Instead, Vasquez was permitted to roam free and eventually raped a young child.
Additionally, while this case has been covered extensively by local media outlets, not one has reported on the immigration status of the murder suspects.