Long Beach Police are asking for the public’s help with the investigation of the gang-related murder of Kayon Dafney, which occurred around 12:33 p.m., on July 4, 2014, in North Long Beach.
Homicide Detectives recently received a tip describing a white 2-door convertible, which was seen in the area of the 6500 block of Gardenia around the time that the shooting occurred. They reviewed several surveillance videos collected from the area on July 4th and were successful in locating two vehicles that match the description. Detectives are hopeful that video enhancement may provide additional details, and the vehicle description/photos will jog someone’s memory and additional witnesses will come forward.
Tips have also led detectives to believe this murder and the June 27, 2014 murder of Marcel Johns are related. Johns sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene in the 5500 block of Dairy Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding either murder is urged to contact Long Beach Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert, Scott Lasch, or Michael Hubbard 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 www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
A link to a related news release, which contains photos of the victims, is below: