Police Arrest Two Suspects Connected to June 25th Murder Investigation
2011-07-18 · By Editor
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had just left a party at a nearby residence when he became involved in a physical altercation with a group of males from a rival gang. One of the suspects within that group pulled out a gun and fired at the victim, striking him in the lower body. The victim, 18-year-old Dajon Daniels of Long Beach, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
On July 14, 2011, investigators following up on leads served search warrants at 2 locations in Compton, 1 in Cypress and 1 in Hawthorne. As a result of the warrants, 2 suspects were arrested and 7 handguns, and 12 rifles, including 1 unregistered assault rifle, were recovered along with other physical evidence connected to the murder.
On July 15, 2011, the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed one count of murder with gang enhancements against 19-year-old Melvin Lynn Davis of Compton and 19-year-old Rakeem Williams of Cypress. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests may be made once investigators have had an opportunity to process all of the evidence recovered.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Greg Krabbe and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can also be reported via text or e-mail by visiting the L.B.P.D. website, www.longbeach.gov/police, or to www.tipsoft.com.