Suspect in killing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer has criminal history in 3 states

1/20/2022 8:52:00 PM

Suspect in killing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer has a criminal history in 3 states

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Suspect in killing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer has a criminal history in 3 states

Shawn Laval Smith, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with Kupfer's death, has a criminal history in California, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

He was also arrested in Charleston County, South Carolina on charges of assaulting a police officer in 2016. He pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to time served.Smith also had a criminal history in North Carolina where he was marked for extradition for allegedly using a deadly weapon in an assault. Also, in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Smith was allegedly connected to a series of bike thefts, according to police.

According to police reports, Kupfer was working in a luxury furniture store, Croft House, in Hancock Park in Los Angeles when Smith allegedly entered the shop and fatally stabbed her. Los AngelesPoliceDepartment Lieutenant John Radtke said that she sent a text to a friend saying that someone inside the store gave her a"bad vibe."

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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! 😪

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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.

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….

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.

$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 😡.

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.Brianna Kupfer in a random daytime attack at a luxury furniture store.January 19, 2022 4:23pm Police say Laval Smith stabbed Brianna Kupfer in what cops said was"a random act of violence.L.

He pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to time served. Smith also had a criminal history in North Carolina where he was marked for extradition for allegedly using a deadly weapon in an assault. "We will find this vicious criminal, we will get him arrested, and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law," Councilman Paul Koretz said as he announced the reward. Also, in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Smith was allegedly connected to a series of bike thefts, according to police. “We would like to thank the public, the media and our partners at Pasadena PD for their support in apprehending the suspect,” the post said. According to police reports, Kupfer was working in a luxury furniture store, Croft House, in Hancock Park in Los Angeles when Smith allegedly entered the shop and fatally stabbed her. "She embodied everything that was great about Los Angeles and the entire city should leave over this senseless act. Los Angeles Police Department Lieutenant John Radtke said that she sent a text to a friend saying that someone inside the store gave her a"bad vibe.C.

" 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. She texted a friend saying that she was getting "bad vibes" from the man, but unfortunately, the friend didn't get the text in time, authorities said in a press conference Tuesday. She had texted a friend to say someone came into the store and was “ giving her a bad vibe ,” LAPD Lt. According to recent video footage , Smith was allegedly seen walking behind the building in an alley shortly after the killing. He was reportedly dressed in black pants and a black sweatshirt with an N95 face mask and carrying a black backpack. The said the suspect was a "random walk in to the store. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of Brianna Kupfer. He was seen calmly walking down the street, according to cops. Pictured, flowers are placed outside Croft House furniture store in memory of Kupfer. On Wednesday, a motion was made in court to revoke his bond.

Kupfer was working at the store when she was killed. 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. Police had released surveillance footage of the suspect and announced the large reward — a combination of municipal reward money and community donations. The LAPD confirmed on Wednesday that Smith was taken into custody in Pasadena in the area of Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard. "We would like to thank the public, the media and our partners at Pasadena PD for their support in apprehending the suspect," the department said in a tweet. 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.

Kupfer graduated from the University of Miami in 2019 and studied abroad at the University of Sydney in 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile. She had been pursuing her next degree at UCLA while working as a design consultant at Croft House. Newsweek contacted the LAPD for further information and comments but did not hear back in time for publication. .