Escaped killer shot at by Pennsylvania homeowner while on the run, police say

Convicted Killer Dodges Bullet While Stealing Gun from Homeowner

In a daring late-night escapade, convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante narrowly avoided a bullet as he attempted to pilfer a rifle from a homeowner in Pennsylvania. The incident unfolded on Monday night, injecting fresh urgency into the manhunt for this dangerous fugitive.

Cavalcante had escaped from Chester County Prison on August 31, and the long arm of the law had been reaching for him since then. He also carries a murder charge in Brazil for a separate crime. His 2021 conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend had sentenced him to life in prison.

Late Monday night, a Pennsylvania State Police source disclosed that a vigilant homeowner took a shot at Cavalcante while he was in the act of snatching a .22 caliber rifle. Remarkably, the homeowner managed to squeeze off seven rounds before the fugitive fled. The stolen rifle boasted a scope and flashlight mounted on top, according to FOX 29 Philadelphia.

Authorities report that Cavalcante, who was apparently unharmed, seized the opportunity as the garage door was open and entered the homeowner’s residence in East Nantmeal Township at precisely 10:10 p.m. This action was termed a “crime of opportunity.”

Pennsylvania State Police issued a stern warning to residents in the vicinity, advising them to lock all doors and windows, secure their vehicles, and stay indoors. They emphasized not to approach Cavalcante but instead to call 911 if he is sighted.

Cavalcante’s description is a shirtless man wearing blue pants, and officials emphasize that he is both armed and considered “extremely dangerous.”

Local residents have been deeply affected by the ongoing manhunt. One resident explained that their children have been confined indoors, and the police presence is overwhelming. The school district even shut down for the day, reminiscent of pandemic lockdowns.

Acting Warden of Chester County Prison, Howard Holland, had previously revealed video footage of Cavalcante’s audacious escape from prison. The footage captures him crab-walking up a wall before maneuvering through razor wire, roofs, and fences to freedom.

Cavalcante’s escape on August 31 involved an intricate series of events. He was seen entering the exercise yard with fellow inmates at 8:33 a.m., and by 8:51 a.m., he was scaling walls and razor wire. His escape was reported at 9:45 a.m., leading to a lockdown of the prison.

With the fugitive at large, authorities are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to recapture Danelo Cavalcante, reminding the community to stay vigilant and safe.

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