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Matthew A. Hanna, 34

Matthew A. Hanna, a 34-year-old white man, was found dead Feb. 28, 2015, in the 16000 block of Gilmore Street in Lake Balboa, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Hanna's decomposed body was discovered by his parents in his home with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Hanna had been shot one or more days before the discovery, the release said. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:42 p.m., according to coroner's records. 

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office issued a murder warrant for one of Hanna's acquaintances, Donte Daley, 39, accusing him of the killing.

U.S. Marshals were working with the LAPD to try to find the suspect, who was reported to be out of state, according to an LAPD release. 

Daley was arrested on June 3 in Las Vegas after he allegedly crossed over a double yellow line and nearly collided with an oncoming police car, said Capt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the LAPD's West Valley Patrol Division. 

The suspect was booked into jail on suspicion of possession for sales of prescription drugs and cocaine after the arresting officers allegedly found a stash in his Nevada-registered car, Vernon said in the release.

"Apparently Daley styled himself as a bit of a celebrity," Vernon said. 

"The arresting officer was incredulous when Daley asked, 'Where are the TV cameras?' then quipped, 'You know I'm 187 out of Cali.' The Nevada officer had to ask what that meant. Translation: Daley was wanted for murder in California."

LAPD detectives will travel to Las Vegas to bring Daley back to Los Angeles for trial. 

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Det. Matt Kohl of the LAPD's West Valley Homicide Unit at (818) 374-7712. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Jeanette Marantos

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