Who is Shawn Smith? Shawn Smith is a suspect in connection to the murder of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer on January 13. The Los Angles Police Department were hunting for him and he was arrested by Pasadena police officers on Wednesday, 19 January 2022.
Smith was arrested by Pasadena police officers after a citizen recognized the man from his wanted poster. The LAPD confirmed that the man was detained at 11.50am. He was at a bus stop when he was cuffed.
Brianna Kupfer Murder Attack
Brianna Kupfer was stabbed to death in a seemingly random attack as she worked alone at a furniture store in Hancock Park in broad daylight, around 1.50pm.
Police Investigators said a customer found her body inside the store and customercalled 911 shortly after she was stabbed. [Read Also: 4 People died including 2 children in Slidell house fire]
“She was there by herself,“ said Detective Herman Frettlohr. “She was attacked by the suspect and she was killed.”
In a press release, LAPD said the victim didn’t know her attacker and there is currently no motive at this time.
Kupfer had apparently felt that something was off with the man who had walked into the store.
Police said the man was seen walking around the area, entering several stores before walking into Croft House. It’s believed he may have attacked Kupfer after realizing she was alone.
Lt. John Radke said the grad student texted a friend the day she was murdered, saying that there was someone inside the Croft House store who was “giving her a bad vibe.”
“Regrettably that person did not see the text immediately,” the lieutenant said.
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