Man Arrested in Caught on Cam Takeout Shooting

After a nearly two-month long manhunt, a man is in custody for a caught on camera shooting inside a takeout restaurant that caused patrons to dive for cover.

"I was in the house and I heard the gunshots, but my dad said he saw someone running down the street, but that's it," said Isiah Jefferson, who lives less than a block away from the restaurant.

On Thursday, Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of Brandon Cavanuagh, 23, of the 1900 block of E Chelten Avenue.


Police say Cavanaugh is the armed man seen March 19 on surveillance video from the 6600 block of N 18th Street in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.

In the multi-angle video, a man wearing a gray hoodie is seen on video using a semi-automatic handgun to spray bullets into the Chinese takeout. You see the man walk up to the front door from outside and shoot at a group six men inside. The men scatter, diving to the ground as they try to avoid the bullets.

Two men try to hold the door shut but the gunman is able to force his arm in anyhow, firing more shots at nearly point blank range. The gunman then steps back and fires about six times through the glass door. Shards of glass can be seen flying as the victims fall back.

Three men, all between 19 and 22 years old, suffered non-life-threating bullet wounds, according to police.


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The suspect, after running out of ammo, fled north on 18th Street from 66th Avenue.

Police said that an intensive manhunt along with tips from the public helped lead investigators to Cavanugh.

According to court records, Cavanagh was arraigned Tuesday and sent to county jail unable to post 10 percent of $300,000 bail. Cavanaugh faces multiple counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and weapons charges.

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