Pennsylvania authorities issued a warning regarding escaped convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante, stating that he was armed and dangerous as they intensified their pursuit of him in the town of South Coventry. Police urged residents to lock their doors and windows, secure vehicles, and stay indoors, emphasizing not to approach him and to call 911 if seen.
Reports indicated that a homeowner on Coventryville Road fired at someone matching Cavalcante’s description on Monday night. While it was unclear if the individual was hit, sources believed the person was armed and potentially the escaped killer.
During the search, a pair of shoes was found, though their connection to the fugitive remained unknown. Authorities had previously believed that Cavalcante was in Chester County, Pennsylvania, but continued to explore other options.
Cavalcante’s sister, who refused to assist in the investigation, was detained due to her overstay status and entered into a deportation proceeding.
Cavalcante had escaped from a Pennsylvania prison 12 days earlier, sneaking through a perimeter guarded by hundreds of officers. He stole a van, altered his appearance, and traveled miles north in an attempt to contact former work colleagues.
Despite previous sightings, Cavalcante remained at large, with authorities cautioning that he should be considered “extremely dangerous.” A $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to his capture.
The manhunt continued, with law enforcement authorities committed to bringing him to justice.