Indian-origin man stabs Canada national to death outside Starbucks
Vancouver (Canada), March 28: An Indian-origin man stabbed a 37-year-old man outside a Starbucks in Vancouver, Canada, and was charged with second-degree murder.
The suspect, Inderdeep Singh Gosal, 32, was arrested on the spot.
According to police, Paul Stanley Schmidt, 37, was stabbed outside the cafe on the corner of Granville and West Pender streets around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday after a "brief altercation." He was taken to the hospital after the incident, where he died.
Schmidt's mother, Kathy, told Global News that he was at Starbucks with his wife and their daughter.
"Paul lived for his wife and his daughter... that was his whole life. This man has ruined so many lives," Kathy said over the phone.
Sgt. Steve Addison of the Vancouver Police Department said the police are looking for more witnesses and video to help them determine a motive in the killing.
"There's a significant amount of evidence to tell us what happened. What we are focusing on now is why did this happen. What are the events that transpired in the moments leading up to this very serious crime ... that's something that may take some time for us to fully understand," he added.
"We believe there are people likely nearby, people who witnessed it, people who were in the area who can help us to understand those questions," he said.
According to Global News, Alex Bodger, an eyewitness to the incident, called it "very traumatising to watch and hear."
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