Detectives Arrest And Charge Six Suspects in 4th of July Murder Case

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Long Beach Crime

This week, charges were filed against six individuals in connection with the July 4, 2014 murder of 24-year-old Kayon Dafney of Long Beach, who was found by police in an alley in the 6400 block of Gardenia Avenue after responding to a shots fired call.

After a lengthy and thorough investigation, which revealed the shooting occurred over an on-going gang dispute, a 2-day arrest operation took place on March 12 & 13, 2015. Six suspects were arrested in various cities throughout the region.

This week, Homicide detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which resulted in the following charges being filed:

murder-charges-filedAnyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert, Scott Lasch or Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244.  Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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