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William Luther Hayes, 38

William Luther Hayes, a 38-year-old black man, died Thursday, April 20, in the 500 block of Cherry Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

About 9 p.m. the night before, Long Beach police responding to a call about a shooting found Hayes with a gunshot wound, according to a police news release.

Hayes was transported to a hospital and died at 1:56 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

On April 22, police identified Long Beach resident Jason Daniels, 33, below, as a suspect, the release said. He was last seen with long black hair in a ponytail, according to detectives. Detectives do not believe the shooting to be random. 

Officers also identified Daniels' vehicle, a 2002 black Dodge Durango with the license plate “1RAVON.” The SUV has damage on the right passenger side and has 22-inch rims, according to the release.

Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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