James Richard Kagaoan Rey, a 36-year-old Filipino man, died Tuesday, June 19, after he was stabbed inside a restaurant at 545 North Victory Blvd. in Burbank, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Rey, also known as James Rey Richard Kagaoan, walked into a crowded Burger King restaurant around 11 a.m. and began assaulting a 73-year-old man who was having coffee with two friends, said Sgt. Derek Green, Burbank Police spokesman.
"Some witnesses said he [Rey] was yelling things, but nobody could understand what he was saying," Green said. "He immediately approached the victim and began stabbing him with a fixed-blade knife. It appears to be a completely random act."
That's when a bystander, identified only as an African American man, "basically engaged in a fight with the suspect, trying to disarm him of his knife," Green said.
The victim's companions, Paul Liotopoulis and ...