Suspect in killing of Brianna Kupfer arrested in Pasadena

1/20/2022 9:04:00 AM

Brianna Kupfer was fatally stabbed last week while working alone in a Hancock Park furniture store.

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A 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

Brianna Kupfer was fatally stabbed last week while working alone in a Hancock Park furniture store.

Brianna Kupfer, 24, was killed Thursday inside the Hancock Park furniture store where she worked.Smith was previously arrested in October 2020 on a misdemeanor in Covina. In 2016, he was arrested in Charleston County, S.C., where he pleaded guilty in 2018 to resisting or assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to time served, according to court records. Smith was marked for extradition in North Carolina on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.

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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….

$50,000 Reward Offered In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found StabbedAuthorities are looking for more information about the suspect in the fatal stabbing, and are announcing the $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. Black crime is out of control How many more women have to be senselessly murdered before LADAOffice GeorgeGascon will finally admit his policies don't work and endanger public safety? I’m going find this MFR 😡.

Combined $200K Reward Offered In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found StabbedAuthorities are looking for more information about the suspect in the fatal stabbing, and are announcing the $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Who is Brianna Kupfer, the Los Angeles stabbing victim?UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer was stabbed to death Thursday in what police described as a random daylight attack at the luxury furniture store where she worked in Los Angeles.

Brianna Kupfer murder: $250,000 reward in death of UCLA student killed in random attackA combined $250,000 reward is being offered to help Los Angeles Police track down the person responsible for stabbing UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer to death in a random daytime attack at a luxury furniture store. The picture is in no way intended to get attention to this story. No way at all. Nope. Turning a tragic story into a click bate Tweet. Stay classy With illegal immigrant and criminals allowed to come into our country you can't help to see and wonder why, we are at risk. The problem are Democrats allowing this to happen. We must protect ourselves by voting for Republicans starting in 2022 to stop and reverse these issues! OMG! How awful! Everyday, I read about MURDERS ALL OVER THE PLACE! It's not just for robberies! It's for THRILL SEEKERS! These NUTS do these DIRTY DEEDS for a high! May Brianna Kupfer RIP... HOPEFULLY this SICK BASTARD is caught & JUSTICE PREVAILS! Tho won't bring her back! 😪

Brianna Kupfer Alleged Murderer ArrestedThe man who allegedly stabbed UCLA student Brianna Kupfer in an L.A. furniture store has been arrested. Shawn Laval Smith was arrested in Pasadena after a citizen saw him on the street and called police. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😇. 😪 What happened to the Star murderer How about Ray Ray murder, and Laquisha

L.'s stabbing death, authorities confirmed to FOX 11.last Thursday afternoon and fatally stabbed her.last Thursday afternoon and fatally stabbed her.

A. police identify suspect, offer $250,000 reward in fatal stabbing of store employee Brianna Kupfer, 24, was killed Thursday inside the Hancock Park furniture store where she worked.m. Smith was previously arrested in October 2020 on a misdemeanor in Covina. Based on the evidence, detectives say they believe he is homeless. In 2016, he was arrested in Charleston County, S. Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue, approximately 17 miles from the furniture store where Kupfer was murdered, officials said.C. Police there is no known motive to the stabbing.

, where he pleaded guilty in 2018 to resisting or assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to time served, according to court records. "We can confirm, Shawn Laval Smith, the suspect responsible for the murder of Brianna Kupfer is in custody, after being located and detained by Pasadena PD around 11:50am this morning in the area of Fair Oaks and Colorado Blvd. Authorities say they need help identifying and capturing the suspect in the fatal stabbing. Smith was marked for extradition in North Carolina on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes. Smith was also arrested in November 2019 on suspicion of firing a weapon inside an occupied vehicle, according to court records from South Carolina, where he was released on a $50,000 bond. Suspect accused of killing Brianna Kupfer taken into custody SkyFOX overhead as Brianna Kupfer's murder suspect Shawn Laval Smith was put into a police cruiser in Pasadena. The weapon was a flare gun, an LAPD source said.m. On Wednesday, a motion was made in court to revoke his bond. "Proud of our LA County community at large. in front of the store.

Kupfer’s death has “shaken and shocked our community to its core,” Councilman Paul Koretz said this week. Koretz made a motion for the city to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the woman’s killer. Smith remained on the loose early Wednesday and police have said that he should be considered armed and dangerous. The amount was increased to $250,000 by contributions from the community on Tuesday. Efforts to reach Kupfer’s family on Wednesday were not immediately successful, but her father, Todd Kupfer, told The Times on Tuesday that his daughter’s death was “heart-wrenching.” “It’s torn us apart,” he said.

“We really don’t know what to do and what steps to take. We just want her life to have more meaning.” Kupfer was one of four children, all of whom grew up in Los Angeles, her father said. She ran track and was on the dance team at Brentwood High School before she went to the University of Miami. She was taking online courses for a degree in architecture and design at UCLA, her father told The Times, adding that she loved geometrical patterns, design and drawing.

Kupfer started working at Croft House because it was a sustainable furniture company and she was passionate about such causes, her father said. The family plans to create a foundation to honor her memory but doesn’t know yet what shape that will take. “Her candle got snuffed out way too young,” Todd Kupfer said. Times staff writers Richard Winton and Gregory Yee contributed to this report. .