A Los Angeles furniture store employee was stabbed to death by a homeless man in a ‘random’ attack, police say

A 24-year-old worker at an advanced furniture store in Los Angeles was stabbed to death in the store Thursday in what authorities called a random attack.

The officers responded around noon. 13.50 on a radio call about an assault with a deadly weapon at Croft House on the city’s busy North La Brea Avenue. They were greeted by a customer who walked into the store and found Brianna Kupfer dead on the floor, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

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Investigators said she was alone inside the business when a homeless man attacked her with a knife and fled into a back alley.

Investigators determined Kupfer did not know her assailant. No motive has been identified for the killings and no arrests have been made.

Kupfer was a graduate student in architectural design at the University of California, Los Angeles, authorities told FOX 11 in Los Angeles.

Croft House in Los Angeles. Brianna Kupfer, 24, who worked in the furniture store, was stabbed to death Thursday by a homeless man, police said.
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“I was just hoping to visit the store and can not believe the news, it’s so awful, it’s so outrageous. I’ve sent her an email a few times, she’s a good seller. It’s really outrageous,” says Lisa Finkenstaedt, a New Yorker interior designer who often works with Croft House, told the news media.

An Instagram post on the Croft House account said its showroom will be closed for the time being to allow “our team members to mourn and deal with this unimaginable tragedy and for law enforcement to complete their investigation.”

The attack happened the same day that an emergency room nurse was beaten outside Union Station in Los Angeles. The nurse was hospitalized in critical condition while a homeless man with a criminal record was remanded in custody, authorities said.

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