Clyde Beasley of Westminster Charged with Fourth of July Gang Murder in Long Beach

A 48-year-old from Westminster is among three men arrested for murder and six held in connection with the Fourth of July 2014 shooting death of a Long Beach man, according to authorities.


Clyde Beasley is scheduled to be arraigned April 6 in Superior Court in Long Beach on charges of murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a murder.

Kayon Dafney, 24, of Long Beach was found dead about 12:30 a.m. July 4,
2014, in an alley near the 6500 block of Gardenia Avenue, according to the the Long Beach Police Department.

“After a thorough investigation, which revealed the shooting occurred over an ongoing gang dispute, a two-day arrest operation took place on March 12 and 13,” say police in a statement.

Beasley was popped on March 13. Also facing murder counts are Anthony Chapple, 24, and Kerry Williams Jr., 25, both of Long Beach.

A man, Kerry Williams Sr., 43, of Lakewood, and two women, Arielle Bingley, 25, of San Pedro, and Billie Gobert, 70, of Long Beach, were booked on suspicion of accessory after the fact.

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