Hancock Park neighborhood in shock over apparent random murder at furniture store

Hancock Park neighborhood in shock over apparent random murder at furniture store

Furniture Store Stabbing, Hancock Park Attack

1/15/2022 7:29:00 PM

Hancock Park neighborhood in shock over apparent random murder at furniture store

A memorial is growing outside the Hancock Park furniture store where 24-year-old employee Brianna Kupfer was stabbed to death in an apparent random attack.

Herman Hinks works as a security guard across the street from the Croft House furniture store."I see her every morning. She come in, she opens the shop. Real friendly woman. She'll look back and wave. Everybody over here is friendly. We look out for one another in the area. Keeping a close eye out. Just because there is a lot of transients that come through," said Hinks.

Kupfer, who lives in Pacific Palisades, was working alone. Her body was discovered by two customers who entered the store just before two in the afternoon."I saw them walk out and I just see sheer terror. She was screaming like 'Oh my God, oh my God.' At that point, I was trying to make my way over. There was too much traffic. By that time, police came from everywhere. When I walked that way, you could see through the window and when I looked down, I said oh my God, that's the young lady that works at the store."

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Woman Found Dead in Hancock Park StoreA woman was killed Thursday afternoon in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles and police found her body inside a store on La Brea Avenue.

Woman fatally stabbed inside Hancock Park furniture store, LAPD saysAn employee of a furniture store in Hancock Park was stabbed to death by a man still on the loose, Los Angeles police said. 😡 MayorOfLA announced how safe LA is these days just today. Is the suspect one of George Gascon's people?

Search For Suspect In Hancock Park Fatal Stabbing Still OngoingLAPD officers are still searching for the suspect involved in the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer , who was working at Croft House on La Brea Ave. when she was murdered on Thursday afternoon. Too bad, for her, she wasn't a cop. The feds would already have the assailant in custody. Where’s BLMLA ? Silence is? Just a white person killed by a black…. No narrative there but if it was the reverse……. It’s riotin and lootin time!!!

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An employee of a furniture store in Hancock Park was stabbed to death by a man still on the loose, Los Angeles police said. Herman Hinks works as a security guard across the street from the Croft House furniture store. "I see her every morning. She come in, she opens the shop. Real friendly woman. She'll look back and wave. Everybody over here is friendly. We look out for one another in the area. Keeping a close eye out. Just because there is a lot of transients that come through," said Hinks. Kupfer, who lives in Pacific Palisades, was working alone. Her body was discovered by two customers who entered the store just before two in the afternoon. "I saw them walk out and I just see sheer terror. She was screaming like 'Oh my God, oh my God.' At that point, I was trying to make my way over. There was too much traffic. By that time, police came from everywhere. When I walked that way, you could see through the window and when I looked down, I said oh my God, that's the young lady that works at the store." Based on evidence discovered by detectives, the suspect is believed to be homeless. According to ABC7 analysis of data from LAPD's open data website, about 10% of the nearly 400 homicides in 2021 reported by LAPD had a homeless suspect. That same data shows homicides overall have increased by more than 50% since 2019.