Murder Charge Filed in Killing of UCLA Grad Student at Hancock Park Furniture Store

1/22/2022 2:59:00 AM

Murder Charge Filed in Killing of UCLA Grad Student at Hancock Park Furniture Store

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Murder Charge Filed in Killing of UCLA Grad Student at Hancock Park Furniture Store

Prosecutors in Los Angeles filed a murder charge Friday against a transient accused of killing a UCLA graduate student while she worked inside a furniture store on La Brea Boulevard in Hancock Park a week ago.

The complaint also accuses Smith of using a deadly weapon, a knife, to commit the crime.The LAPD said Smith appeared to be homeless and had entered several other businesses in the area before Kupfer was killed. Security video from a nearby 7-Eleven store showed Smith purchase a vape pen less than an hour after the murder, detectives said this week.

Jail records showed Smith was arrested and cited in October 2020 by Covina police for possession of stolen property, after employees at a Home Depot store reported Smith had stolen several items.The LA County District Attorney's Office said in a case evaluation memo in February 2021 that there was insufficient evidence to file a criminal charge.

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Suspect in killing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer has criminal history in 3 statesShawn Laval Smith, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with Kupfer's death, has a criminal history in California, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Biden's America LetsGoBrandon

Suspect in killing of Brianna Kupfer arrested in PasadenaA man suspected of stabbing to death a 24-year-old woman working at a furniture store in Hancock Park last week was arrested Wednesday in Pasadena, the Los Angeles Police Department said So sad.😥😥😥 'so what do i do now?'--george gascon Why post this if you can’t even read the article w/out a subscription? Click-bait! Unfollowing.

Shawn Smith, Suspect In Brianna Kupfer's Murder At Hancock Park Furniture Store, Arrested In PasadenaBREAKING: Pasadena police say they have arrested Shawn Smith, who was identified by the LAPD as the killer of Croft House employee Brianna Kupfer. 🙌🏼 We don’t have all the facts but I wonder why his bail wasn’t revoked in South Carolina when he was charged in California. Committing a violent crime while on bail for a violent crime should be automatic back to jail until trial. Did Shawn Smith have blood on his clothes? Was there a camera in the store? Was Shawn Smith walking by at the time in question?

Brianna Kupfer murder: Alleged suspect Shawn Laval Smith taken into custody in PasadenaShawn Laval Smith, the suspected killer of Brianna Kupfer, was taken into custody Wednesday in Pasadena in connection with the 24-year-old UCLA grad student's stabbing death. Innocent until proven guilty!! Just waiting to see what Gascon is going to do with this one….

Suspect in killing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer has criminal history in 3 statesShawn Laval Smith, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with Kupfer's death, has a criminal history in California, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Biden's America LetsGoBrandon

According to a new criminal complaint Smith is charged with one count of murder, for allegedly killing 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer as she worked alone inside the Croft House furniture store.Attendance for Utah basketball games has waned in recent years, but there were signs of life this week at the Huntsman Center (Rick Bowmer | AP) UCLA guard Johnny Juzang (3) shoots as Utah guard Marco Anthony (10) defends during the first half Thursday.Brianna Kupfer Death Updates: New Photos of Suspect Released He was also arrested in Charleston County, South Carolina on charges of assaulting a police officer in 2016.L.

The complaint also accuses Smith of using a deadly weapon, a knife, to commit the crime. The LAPD said Smith appeared to be homeless and had entered several other businesses in the area before Kupfer was killed. 21, 2022, 3:56 p. Security video from a nearby 7-Eleven store showed Smith purchase a vape pen less than an hour after the murder, detectives said this week. Also, in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Smith was allegedly connected to a series of bike thefts, according to police. Jail records showed Smith was arrested and cited in October 2020 by Covina police for possession of stolen property, after employees at a Home Depot store reported Smith had stolen several items. Walking into the Huntsman Center on Thursday evening, roughly 90 minutes before the University of Utah hosted UCLA, you notice what you always notice these days upon entering the venerable 15,000-seat arena. The LA County District Attorney's Office said in a case evaluation memo in February 2021 that there was insufficient evidence to file a criminal charge.C.

"No one saw suspect steal the items, at least no one who will testify," wrote Deputy DA Stephen Dones. Nearly two years ago, athletic department officials decided to curtain off 43% of the seats, lowering the basketball seating capacity of the Pac-12′s largest building to 8,500." Around 15 minutes after sending that text, Kupfer's body was discovered by a customer who entered the store and later called in the police."Difficult to prove suspect knew the items were stolen." The Covina Police Department said Thursday its crime report from the arrest said Home Depot had security video that showed Smith stealing the items, and a Home Depot employee who identified the items found with Smith as stolen merchandise. So this season has been the first with fans in just the lower bowl.  "It is tragic and heartbreaking that Brianna Kupfer was murdered while she worked," LA County District Attorney George Gascon said in a prepared statement emailed to NBC4 when the office provided the filing decision on the Covina arrest. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of Brianna Kupfer."It is a tremendous loss for her family and friends, the community and Los Angeles County. That’s happened once this season: Nov. On Wednesday, a motion was made in court to revoke his bond.

" Smith was also indicted in South Carolina in early 2020 for a car-to-car road rage shooting, for which he was released on bail while awaiting trial. Prosecutors there filed a motion to revoke the bail after learning of Smith's arrest in Los Angeles, telling the I-Team Smith was required to remain in the state as one of the terms of his release. That brings us back to the UCLA Bruins, 63-58 winners over the Utes on Thursday evening. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images The LAPD released another video allegedly showing Smith walking into a 7-Eleven store to buy a vape pen around 30 minutes after allegedly killing Kupfer. It was not clear why Smith's Covina arrest and subsequent fingerprinting and identification did not alert authorities in South Carolina. Court and jail records there detailed more than a dozen other arrests prior to the road rage incident in November, 2019, in which police said in a court filing that Smith fired a flare gun at another motorist, who's toddler was in the back seat of the targeted car. 9 team in the country was in town. This article tagged under: . In an LAPD press release, investigators concluded that the UCLA student and Smith didn't previously know each other.” “It’s torn us apart,” he said.