Paul Stanley Schmidt Wiki – Paul Stanley Schmidt Bio
Paul Stanley Schmidt, a 37-year-old father, was stabbed to death in front of his 3-year-old daughter and fiancee outside a Starbucks in Canada after he asked the attacker, not to vape in front of his son, his family said. Paul Schmidt and his daughter Erica were outside a Vancouver coffee shop around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday while his fiancee, Ashley Umali, had drinks, her mother, Kathy Schmidt, told the Vancouver Sun. A terrifying video posted on social media captured the moment a man suddenly stabbed Schmidt, who was seen clutching his stomach as he staggered and fell to the ground in a pool of blood.
Paul Stanley Schmidt was 37 years old.
Inderdeep Singh Gosa, the identified suspect in the murder of Paul Schmidt, arrested
Schmidt said he was told the suspect, identified as Inderdeep Singh Gosa, 32, carried out the vicious attack after his son asked him not to vape in front of Erica. This is so wrong what happened? He was just trying to protect his daughter. I am angry and sad,” he told the news outlet. It all started because he was vaping next to the baby. Ashley is in shock: she saw it all. She is so devastated,” Schmidt added. Gosa has been charged with second-degree murder, but Schmidt said he would like the charge upgraded to first-degree, which requires proof of premeditation.
I had a knife. I don’t take a knife to a diner, do I? she said. The grieving mother told CityNews that she, too, was surprised that no one rushed to help her dying son. I was very surprised that nobody inside Starbucks asked for help, and nobody outside asked for help. It wasn’t until he was basically in dire straits that someone flagged down an officer on the sidewalk,” Schmidt told the outlet. What kind of world do we live in when you take your family to Starbucks in the middle of the afternoon and get attacked and killed, with lots of people standing around filming and watching?” she said.
Police Investigation Report
Police have only said that a patrol officer was detained around 5:40 p.m. at Granville and West Pender streets after the stabbing, which followed a “brief altercation.” The suspect did not resist when the officer arrested him inside the Starbucks, police spokesman Sgt. said. Steve Addison told the Vancouver Sun. He said police are requesting more witnesses and videos to help investigators determine the motive for the senseless killing. There is a significant amount of evidence to tell us what happened. What we are focusing on now is why this happened. What are the events that occurred in the moments leading up to this very serious crime, Addison said?
Please do not share shocking images of the attack
The spokesperson also urged people not to share the shocking images of the attack. It is a graphic video. We encourage people not to share that video. We are encouraging people, if you have video, if you are a bystander, if you are a witness, come up and talk to our investigators, give it to our investigators,” he told the newspaper. The family of the murdered man also asked people not to circulate the chilling video. Someone took my brother’s life yesterday and someone else filmed it (DO NOT watch) instead of calling the police and worse yet posted it on social media very clearly to get views,” Jessica Foxx wrote on Facebook. I’m sick about this. My family is sick because of this. I wrote this post many times very angry and swearing, but that won’t help anything,” she added. Schmidt had worked at Jiffy Move, a moving company in Burnaby, for about five years. Paul was a great guy and a great worker,” Sean Collings, the company’s operations manager, told the Vancouver Sun. “He was a devoted husband and father.” He told the newspaper that the physically demanding job provided Schmidt with the only income to support his family.
On Tuesday, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth said police were doing everything possible to investigate the savage attack. I don’t think some words can describe how terrible and horrible what happened, it’s horrible,” he said. What I hope now is that the individual, who is obviously in custody, will face criminal charges. I understand that he has been charged with second-degree murder, and if they are found guilty, I hope they get locked up for a long time,” Farnsworth added.
The victim’s mother said Umali is devastated by the loss. She’s not talking much and I’m on my way to see her now so I can have a face-to-face conversation with her. I hope she can get him to tell me the whole story, and maybe she can’t, I don’t know,” she told CityNews. It was pretty horrible for her to stand and watch everything unfold with her baby,” Schmidt added. Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim told Global News the attack was “a senseless act and it is appalling. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to Mr. Schmidt, Mr. Schmidt’s family, and everyone who loves him,” he said.
Starbucks Canada representative Leanna Rizzi told the outlet in a statement that “this is a tragic situation and our hearts go out to everyone involved in and affected by this incident. We are grateful that our partners (employees) are safe and our focus is to support them. Partners have been offered support through our LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program to help them through this difficult time. I have no information to share at this time about when the store will reopen,” she added.