Dad Stabbed to Death After Asking Man to Stop Vaping in Front of His Daughter

A tragic incident unfolded in Vancouver, Canada, when a 37-year-old dad was stabbed to death.

The stabbing of Paul Stanley Schmidt took place in front of his three-year-old daughter and fiancée outside a Starbucks. Schmidt’s family stated that the attack occurred after he requested the assailant not to vape near his young child.

Schmidt and his daughter Erica were waiting outside the coffee shop while his fiancée, Ashley Umali, went to grab their drinks. A video shared on social media captured the shocking moment when 32-year-old Inderdeep Singh Gosa attacked Schmidt, who was later seen clutching his stomach before collapsing in a pool of blood.

According to Schmidt’s mother, Kathy Schmidt, the altercation began when her son asked Gosa not to vape close to his daughter. Gosa has since been charged with second-degree murder. However, Kathy Schmidt expressed her desire for the charge to be upgraded to first-degree murder, which necessitates proof of premeditation.

Kathy Schmidt was appalled that no one came forward to help her son during the incident, and criticized those who recorded the event instead of seeking assistance.

The police confirmed that an officer was flagged down around 5:40 p.m. near Granville and West Pender streets following the stabbing. Gosa did not resist arrest when the officer apprehended him inside of the Starbucks store.