LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — L.A.P.D. on Tuesday launched photographs of suspect, 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith, who’s accused of the brutal deadly stabbing of 24-year-old graduate scholar Brianna Kupfer, who was working at a furnishings retailer within the Hancock Park space of Los Angeles.
Smith is described as 6-foot-3, 190-pound homeless black man. He’s thought-about “armed and harmful.”
The deadly incident occurred at Croft Home, 326 N La Brea Ave in Los Angeles.
Smith, who had been launched with out bail in 2020, is being sought within the stabbing demise of the graduate scholar.
31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith has been recognized in reference to the homicide of Brianna Kupfer, which occurred within the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue on January 13, 2022. He must be thought-about armed and harmful. If seen don’t strategy, name 911. pic.twitter.com/jZlESB9l9r
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 19, 2022
Police in Corvina, California, stated Smith was arrested Oct. 27, 2020, on a misdemeanor cost for allegedly taking gadgets from a House Depot retailer and was launched on bail. Costs had been by no means introduced in opposition to Smith.
Kupfer, who had graduated from the College of Miami and was in a grasp’s program for architectural design at UCLA, was stabbed to demise Thursday whereas working alone at Croft Home within the Hancock Park space, in line with KNBC-TV.
A $250,000 reward has been provided for data within the seize of Smith.