Shawn Laval Smith, 31, has been accused of fatally stabbing UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer who was 24 years old.
She was working at a furniture store when she was strangled, authorities say.
Was Shawn Laval Smith Arrested?
An arrest warrant has been issued for Shawn Laval Smith, 31, in connection with the stabbing death of UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer.
Shawn Laval Smith, a serial offender who has served multiple jail terms for a long history of harming other people and fleeing the scene through the back door, is the suspect that attacked the victim with a knife and fled the scene.
As the perpetrator of the murder of Brianna Kupfer in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue on January 13, 2022, he should be considered armed and dangerous and soon arrested.
LAPD says Smith may still be using public transportation after recent travels across Southern California. In addition to releasing a mug shot, ops suggest Smith be considered armed and dangerous.
Information leading to his capture could earn you up to $250,000 in reward money.
Shawn Laval Smith’s Age, Family and Early life
The 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith has been identified in connection with the murder of Brianna Kupfer. She was murdered on January 13, 2022, in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue. Smith is to be considered armed and dangerous.
The exact date and place of his birth, his parents, and his parents’ names are unknown to us as nothing about his personal life has been revealed on the internet. As soon as we learn more about him, we will update this.
On video surveillance, Shawn Laval Smith was last seen heading northbound in an alley to the rear of the crime scene. He is described as a male Black, unknown age, wearing a dark hoody, shades, a white N-95 mask, dark skinny jeans, dark shoes, and carrying a dark backpack.
Throughout his criminal career, Smith has been incarcerated multiple times. Smith was on bail following a misdemeanor arrest in October 2020 at the time of the stabbing. In addition, he is on bail for $50,000 in Charleston, South Carolina following an incident in 2019.