Indian-origin Man Arrested for Fatally Stabbing Canadian Man in Vancouver
An Indian-origin man has been arrested in Vancouver for fatally stabbing another man. The incident was witnessed by several bystanders and videos from the scene show the victim lying in a pool of blood while the suspect is arrested.
On Sunday evening, 32-year-old Inderdeep Singh Gosal got into an altercation with 37-year-old Paul Stanley Schmidt outside a Starbucks cafe at West Pender and Granville Street in Vancouver. Gosal then stabbed Schmidt and bystanders swiftly flagged down a police constable patrolling the area. The officer arrested Gosal which can be seen in the videos posted on social media.
The videos also show Schmidt lying in a pool of blood. Additional police officers arrived and tried to save his life by performing first aid but Schmidt was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. Sergeant Steve Addison of the Vancouver Police Department said, “We believe this homicide was witnessed by dozens of bystanders, and there may be people with information who have not yet come forward. We particularly want to hear from anyone who was present in the moments before the stabbing, or anyone who has cell-phone video of the incident.”
Notably, some media reports state that Gosal was last seen at a pro-Khalistan rally outside the Indian High Commission in Canada.
The reason for the stabbing is unknown but police has shared that the accused and the victim did not know each other. The case is under investigation.