Charges: Confrontation preceded fatal stabbing at Edina bus stop

The suspect accused of fatally stabbing a man at an Edina bus stop last week is now charged with murder.

Prosecutors formally charged 32-year-old Adam Jami Garcia on Tuesday with second-degree murder for the killing of 62-year-old Christian Hans Lundegaard.

It happened at around 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 at a bus stop in the 6700 block of York Avenue South, across the street from Southdale Center.

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Charging documents state that police officers were already at the nearby Cub supermarket and quickly responded and provided aid to Lundegaard before he was taken to a hospital. However, he later died.

Garcia stayed at the scene and was arrested.

According to a criminal complaint, surveillance video showed an apparent confrontation between Garcia and Lundegaard. However, Lundegaard then started to run away and Garcia followed him before the two got into a “scuffle,” and Lundegaard fell to the ground. The complaint notes that video showed Garcia struck Lundegaard just before the victim fell to the ground, and Garcia then walked away.

A witness told police Lundegaard “appeared to be trying to defend himself,” the complaint notes.

Officers also used the video to retrace Garcia’s steps and found a knife discarded in a sewer grate.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.