Jennifer Millman

19-Year-Old Man Dies After Stabbing at Queens Internet Cafe After Alleged Fight Over Hard Drive Space

A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in a Queens internet cafe, allegedly after an argument with a 51-year-old homeless man about hard drive space, according to police and published reports. 

The victim, Yangpu Fan, was taken to the hospital by private means after being stabbed in the stomach at K&D Internet Cafe on Main Street in Flushing around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police were called to the hospital; Fan ended up dying.

The suspect, 51-year-old Paul Kim, was taken into custody a short time later at the same cafe where he allegedly stabbed Fan. A knife was recovered at the scene. 

A cafe worker said Kim was at a computer when the victim's friends asked him if he could move to a different computer so they could sit together. He refused, the worker said, and the friends asked Fan to intervene. They argued, and that's when police say Kim pulled out a knife and stabbed Fan. 

Kim was still using a computer when cops took him into custody an hour after the stabbing, police said.

The worker said Kim is a regular at the cafe and that he always pays on time.

Charges are pending against the suspect. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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