Detectives Investigate 4th of July Homicide

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On Friday, July 4, 2014, around 12:30 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area of the 6500 block of Gardenia Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Arriving officers located a victim with an apparent gunshot wound, in an alley. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Kayon Dafney of Long Beach.

No suspect information is available. The incident is being investigated as gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Sean Irving at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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