Tragic twist after man killed in Brisbane shopping centre stabbing

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The 24-year-old man who was fatally stabbed at a Brisbane shopping centre on Monday had recently celebrated his daughter's first birthday, it has been reported.

On Monday at about 4am, Lauie Michael Tagaloa died at the Valley Metro food court near Fortitude Valley Station following an altercation between two groups.

Officers were watching CCTV footage of the fight unfolding and saw a man "lying on the ground" and people nearby covered in blood.

"We immediately dispatched the Queensland Ambulance and uniformed crews to the railway station," Inspector Sean Cryer told reporters.

Lauie Michael Tagaloa was fatally stabbed at a Brisbane train station. Source: The Courier Mail/Facebook
Lauie Michael Tagaloa was fatally stabbed at a Brisbane shopping centre. Source: The Courier Mail/Facebook

Despite efforts to resuscitate Mr Tagaloa, he died at the scene, with people who had been part of his group by his side.

Following the stabbing, three men ran into the train station.

A 20-year-old from Birkdale in Brisbane's southeast was later charged with murder.

Tributes flood social media for slain man

Mr Tagaloa had recently celebrated his daughter's first birthday, the Courier Mail reported and since his death tributes have flooded social media pages remembering the Brisbane man.

One of Mr Tagaloa's friends has made a GoFundMe to help out his family financially.

"On the 11th of July one of our closest mates passed away due to an incident in Brisbane valley , he was such a kind hearted person who cared for everyone else but himself," Jordyn Cooper said.

"He never deserved any of this."

More than $6000 has been raised through GoFundMe since the 24-year-old's death. Source: GoFundMe
More than $6000 has been raised through GoFundMe since the 24-year-old's death. Source: GoFundMe

More than $6000 has been raised for Mr Tagaloa's family so far.

In a tribute on Facebook, one person said the dance floor "won't be the same" following Mr Tagaloa's death.

"Thank you for the smiles, laughs and check-ins. I'm sorry this happened to you, uso [brother]," they wrote on Facebook.

One man said Mr Tagaloa treated him like a little brother.

One woman on Facebook referred to Mr Tagaloa as her brother, best friend, security guard and one of her "favourite" people, the Courier Mail reported.

"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,” she reportedly said.

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