On a Sunday evening, Paul Stanley Schmidt was at Starbucks with his fiancé and 3-year-old daughter when a customer standing next to him began vaping. Paul asked him to stop in order to protect his daughter, but the situation quickly escalated into a physical altercation.
The customer, identified as Inderdeep Singh Gosal, pulled out a knife and began stabbing Paul repeatedly. Paul eventually died from his wounds in front of the coffee shop, leaving behind his fiancé and daughter. Gosal was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is accused of being pro-Khalistani, but no further information about his motives has been released.
Paul’s mother Kathy Schmidt expressed anger and sadness at the loss of her son, who was just trying to protect his family. His fiancé was forced to witness the entire incident. Paul was remembered as a hardworking man who always put his family first. He worked at Jiffy Move for five years and was the sole provider for his family. His colleagues at Jiffy Move, who are a tight-knit family, are mourning his loss.
Following the incident, a video of the stabbing was shared on social media. Paul’s family and many others condemned the sharing of the video, which was graphic and heinous. Paul’s stepbrother requested that the video be removed from social media immediately.
The tragic incident has left Paul’s family devastated and serves as a reminder of the dangers of escalating situations.