Employee Stabbed Dead at Hancock Park Furniture Store

A 24-year-old woman was stabbed dead Thursday afternoon while working at a Hancock Park furniture store. The Los Angeles Police Department says her killer remains at large.

Hancock Park victim

Brianna Nicole Kupfer was working alone inside the Croft House furniture store in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue when a man entered the store, attacked her and stabbed her, said Det. Herman Frettlohr of the LAPD.

The assailant, described by police as an African-American man in his 20s or 30s, was wearing a black hoodie, black skinny jeans, dark shoes, sunglasses and a white N95 mask, according to video surveillance footage. He exited the store through the back after the attack.

A customer who found Kupfer unconscious on the floor called 911 shortly before 2 p.m.

Kupfer was pronounced dead by paramedics. It appears she did not know her killer.

A native of Pacific Palisades, Kupfer graduated in 2019 from the University of Miami in Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. She was to celebrate her 25th birthday on April 9.

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