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Shawn Laval Smith biography: 13 things about Brianna Kupfer murder suspect

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Shawn Laval Smith is accused of murdering Brianna Kupfer of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 6’3″ tall and his registered weight is 190lbs.

Prior to Kupfer’s murder, Smith had previous charges out of different parts of the U.S. including California, North Carolina and South Carolina. Here are 13 more things about him:

Shawn Laval Smith (©Los Angeles Police Department)
Shawn Laval Smith (©Los Angeles Police Department)
  1. On April 16, 2010, he was arrested in Charleston, South Carolina and charged with breach of trust. On May 6, 2010, he was released.
  2. On June 12, 2013, he was arrested in Charleston and charged with simple possession of marijuana. On June 28, 2013, he was released.
  3. On July 22, 2013, he was arrested in Charleston on a bench warrant and charged with littering on highways. On August 7, 2013, he was released.
  4. On September 11, 2013, he was arrested in Charleston and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. On September 13, 2013, he was released after posting a $732 bond.
  5. On July 11, 2015, he was arrested in Charleston on a bench warrant and charged with careless driving, driving with no driver’s license and driving with expired registration. On August 15, 2015, he was released.
  6. On March 1, 2016, he was arrested in Charleston and charged with trespassing after notice. On the same day, he posted a $470 bond and was released. On March 5, 2016, he was arrested again in Charles and charged with trespassing after a notice and resisting arrest. On April 7, 2016, he was released after posting a $10,470 bond.
  7. On June 27, 2016, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced that he has 14 active warrants for his arrest in connection to bicycle thefts in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  8. On November 5, 2018, he was arrested in Charleston on a bench warrant and charged with general sessions and probate contempt of court. On December 14, 2018, he was released.
  9. On March 13, 2019, he was arrested in Charleston and charged with entering a premises after a warning. On the same day, he posted a $470 bond and was released.
  10. On June 8, 2019, he was arrested in Charleston on a bench warrant and charged with entering a premises after receiving a warning. No bond was set. On June 9, 2019, he was released.
  11. On November 13, 2019, he was arrested in Charleston and charged with discharge of a firearm into a vehicle while occupied. On November 23, 2019, he was released after posting a $50,000 bond.
  12. On October 27, 2020, he was arrested in Covina, California on a misdemeanor charge. He was later released after posting a $1,000 bond. 
  13. On January 13, 2022, he allegedly entered the Croft House furniture house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles and fatally stabbed Kupfer. On January 18, 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department identified him as the suspect in connection to the murder. He was 31 years old when he was arrested at a bus stop in Pasadena, California on January 19, 2022.
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