Police in nearby Pasadena arrested 肖恩·拉瓦尔·史密斯, 31, earlier Wednesday after a pedestrian spotted him hanging out on a park bench near Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard and called 911 just before noon PT.
The records show he was booked into jail in Los Angeles at 3:55 下午.
史密斯, who has a rap sheet spanning two coasts, initially gave a fictitious name, 消息人士说. The LAPD sent its fugitive unit with a fingerprint reader to Pasadena and confirmed Smith’s identity with the device.
He is accused of walking into Croft House, a luxury furniture store on North La Brea Avenue, 在星期四下午. Kupfer sent a text message to one of her friends saying she felt uncomfortable due to the stranger in the store – where she was working alone.
周围 20 分钟后, a customer came in and found her stabbed to death.
“It is tragic and heartbreaking that Brianna Kupfer was murdered while she worked,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement Wednesday. “It is a tremendous loss for her family and friends, the community and Los Angeles County. We are working with LAPD and will review the case as soon as it is presented to us.”