RIP LT video trends on social media after a 24-year-old man, Laurie Tagaloa, stabbed to death on Monday, July 11, at Fortitude valley Metro station’s food court in Brisbane. The video of Laurie Michael Tagaloa (LT) being stabbed is going viral on Twitter and Reddit and people are reacting with grieving responses over the Laurie Tagaloa stabbing video.
A video of the incident, was recorded by the witnesses on the scene, shows the street fight between Laurie Tagaloa and the accused, Seyram Kwami Djentuh, 20, from Birkdale. The video shows three men on each side shouting at each other and Seyram Kwami Djentuh can be seen with a knife.
A video taken at the time of the incident appears to show a street fight between two groups of young men – including Laurie and the man charged with his murder, Seyram Kwami Djentuh.
The cell phone video (Laurie Tagaloa stabbing video) shows the argument and then fught starting with the groups shouting at each other at about 4am, then a fight breaks out between two people.
The “RIP Lt Video” which was shared on Twitter by a user “999vibezz9” clearly shows Djentuh carrying a knife and trying to leave the fight. However, Laurie and his companion are following him while arguing and shouting. The video further shows Laurie advancing towards Djentuh and Djentuh waving the knife.
After that, Laurie Tagaloa can be seen stumbling backwards and collapsing. Three men allegedly fled the scene. A witness attempted to give him first aid but LT died at the scene.
The video of the incident was shared on Twitter by dozens of users, making it viral.
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Man charged with murder of Laurie Tagaloa
A 20-year-old man has been charged over the murder of another man whose body was found at a food court near an inner-city Brisbane train station.
The body of Lauie Tagaloa (Laurie Tagaloa), 24, was found at the Valley Metro outside the Fortitude Valley train station on Monday morning following a “confrontation” between two groups, police allege.
Seyram Kwami Djentuh, 20, from Birkdale, was on Monday night charged with Mr Tagaloa’s murder.
Mr Djentuh’s matter was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.
He did not appear in person or apply for bail, with the matter adjourned until August 8.
Police will allege Mr Tagaloa’s death followed an altercation between two large groups of men at a Brunswick St mall at around 4am.
It is alleged Mr Tagaloa was fatally stabbed as the fight moved to the train station food court.
“Police were observing the Brisbane City Council CCTV system when they observed a disturbance taking place in the public,” Queensland Police Inspector Sean Cryer said.
“On closer examination, they saw a male person lying on the ground and persons nearby had blood on them.”
Witnesses provided first aid to the young man until police and paramedics arrived.
However, Mr Tagaloa died at the scene.
His friends reportedly stayed at the scene for hours after the attack.
His family was also called to the scene.
“They are obviously distressed,” Inspector Cryer said.
Police searched the area and located three men on platform 4 of the Fortitude Valley train station who were then taken into custody.
Police allege a weapon was found at the scene.
Two other men, aged 21 and 20, were assisting police after Mr Tagaloa’s death and have now been released without charge.
Police said there were several witnesses to the brawl and there is no indication gang violence was involved.
LT DEATH SEES GOFUNDME SET UP TO SUPPORT FAMILY AFTER BRISBANE STABBING
A GoFundMe page has been set up with the aim of supporting Laurie’s family. Jordyn Cooper, who set up the fundraiser, described Laurie as a “kind-hearted person” who didn’t deserve what happened to him.
“One of our closest mates passed away due to an incident in Brisbane Valley,” Jordyn Cooper wrote.
“He was such a kind hearted person who cared for everyone else but himself.
“He never deserved any of this.”
Tributes flowed on social media for the man who was described as “a great mate”.
“This is one of the hardest goodbyes I’ll have to say, I can’t believe I’m even writing this and I can’t even put into words how I’m feeling right now,” one woman wrote.
“You had my back since the day I met you, you were one person I could always rely on to be there for me no matter where or when, you’ve helped me and saved me so many times.”
“RIP my bro, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends in Brisbane, good times in school with the lad great mate gone too soon,” another user wrote.
So far the page, which had a A$10,500 target, has received 178 donations and raised more than A$10,300 at the time of writing.