After brutally stabbing and killing an off-duty bartender, as well as injuring a bartender, outside of the Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights, suspect Daniel Pagan has now been charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. According to NY1, police believe that Pagan "became enraged when he thought [Chai Eun] Hillmann came into physical contact with his wife," so he allegedly attacked Hillmann, who died from his wounds.

Pagan, who lives around the corner from the bar, previously served nine years in prison after killing one person and injuring another in 1991, was released in 2000 and on parole until 2006. The bar owner's wife said that Hillmann and Pagan's altercation actually started over their respective dogs, "Chai was actually trying to separate the dogs, he didn't want his dog to get hurt. And some words were exchanged and a scuffle ensued. And within second this man's pulling out a huge knife and stabbing."

Bartender Daniel Hultquist was stabbed in the neck when he tried to break up the fight (he's recovering at a hospital). The Post reports that Hillman's father is filled with anger towards his killer and said, "If the guy was in front of me right now, I would probably kill him." And one resident told the Brooklyn Paper, "I’ve been seeing a lot of fights on the street lately. But I’m totally surprised something that violent happened here."