UPDATE (5/5/2017): Today, Long Beach Police announced Jason Daniels has been apprehended. The 2002 Dodge Durango mentioned below was recovered on May 2, 2017, in California. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, around 9:00 p.m., U.S. Marshals arrested Daniels at a residence in North Las Vegas without incident. Daniels was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he remains pending extradition. The investigation remains ongoing.
We are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect wanted in connection with the 4/19/2017 murder of 38-year-old William Luther Hayes of Long Beach. Based on information gathered through the ongoing investigation, detectives believe the shooting occurred due to a personal conflict.
The suspect and his vehicle have been identified as follows:
Name: Jason Daniels
Age: 33 years old
City: Long Beach
Weight: Approximately 170 lbs
Hair: Black-recently long and worn in a pony tail
Facial Hair: Full beard
Vehicle: 2002 Black Dodge Durango
-CA personalized licensed plate: 1RAVON
-Damage on the right passenger side (visible in photo)
-Distinctive 22" rims (visible in photo)
The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, and a No Bail warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should immediately call 9-1-1, and not attempt to approach him. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
ORIGINAL NEW RELEASE (4/20/2017):
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a possible shooting in the 500 block of Cherry Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Arriving officers located a victim who sustained a gunshot injury. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the victim, in critical but stable condition, to a local hospital. The male adult suspect fled before officers arrived. The incident does not appear to be random.
On April 20, 2017, Long Beach Police were notified that the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The Los Angeles County Coroner will make positive identification and notify next of kin.
A motive for the shooting is yet to be determined and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.