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Police search for suspect wearing N95 mask at California furniture store

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Police are looking for a man suspected of stabbing a 24-year-old woman to death at a Los Angeles furniture store on Thursday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Police Department identified the 24-year-old woman as Brianna Kupfer, who died at the scene of the assault, KTLA5 reported. According to the outlet, Kupfer was a design consultant for Croft House, an upscale furniture store on La Brea Avenue in Hancock Park.

Kupfer was working alone at the store when she was killed around 1:35 p.m., according to the Santa Monica Observer.

“A customer found Brianna Kupfer’s body on the Croft House floor when he entered the store,” the report continued.

The suspect, “a tall, lanky African-American man” wearing black slacks and a black hoodie, was caught on surveillance video near Hancock Park as well as the store’s security camera. Both outlets made sure to note that the suspect was wearing “a white N95 mask.”

“They say it’s not clear if the perpetrator and the victim knew each other before today’s violence,” said the Observer report states.

Kupfer’s murder is the latest in a “chain of violence and killings in ‘safe’ areas of Los Angeles where chaos has rarely been seen before,” according to the report.

In particular, the Los Angeles Time reported in December 2021 that homicides were up 46.7% from 2019, citing police data.

“As of the end of November, there were 359 homicides in Los Angeles in 2021, compared to 355 for all of 2020. There have been no more homicides in a year since 2008, which ended with 384,” said the Time wrote.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LAPD at 877-LAPD 247.



Police search for suspect wearing N95 mask at California furniture store

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