19-year-old man fatally stabbed in Queens internet cafe

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Darla Miles has more from Flushing.

A homeless man has been arrested after police say he fatally stabbed another customer in a Queens internet cafe.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday at the K & D internet cafe on Union Street in Flushing.

Authorities say 51-year-old Paul Kim had apparently been sitting in the cafe for several days, playing video games and generally taking up a spot. The 19-year-old victim, Yangpu Fan, was reportedly part of a larger group of youths who has been messing with the Kim, trying to get him to move so they could all sit together.

It appears the dispute escalated into a heated argument, and at some point, police say Kim pulled out a small knife and stabbed Fan in the stomach.

"I feel really sorry about it," K & D manager Paul said. "It's a safe place, because the police station is right next to here, and it should not happen."

Fan was rushed by his friends to New York Hospital Center of Queens, where he was pronounced dead.

"Just suddenly, they left without saying anything," manager Paul said. "I never heard someone talking about it."

Sources say Kim went back to playing his video games like nothing happened, until detectives responded about an hour later and arrested him.

"We didn't know anything until the second police man come and said, yeah he has died," manager Paul said.

A knife was also found at the scene.

Kim is said to be a regular at the location, but the manager said he never caused a problem before.

"He pay on time," Paul said. "I mean, he always paying, so we really never asked him (to get) out or anything. If he doesn't pay, then we ask him out."

Kim is charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
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