Suspect Arrested After Clarence Avant’s Wife Jacqueline Avant Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

UPDATE: The Beverly Hills Police Department announced on Thursday, Dec. 2 that they have arrested 29-year-old suspect Aariel Maynor in connection to the Dec. 1 murder of Jacqueline “Jackie” Avant.

In a press release, the authorities stated that multiple surveillance videos show the suspect’s vehicle leaving the area where Jacqueline was shot and killed.

Additionally, the BHPD detectives responded to a second report of a shooting allegedly involving Maynor, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook said Thursday. At the second crime scene, they found Maynor wounded by a gunshot, as well as evidence linking Maynor to the Avant crime scene, including the suspected weapon. They believe the suspect shot himself in the foot. 

Maynor is currently receiving medical care and will be booked into custody when cleared by doctors, police said. At a police press conference, authorities said they have not yet been able to interview Maynor due to his medical condition. E! News has not been able to contact Maynor for comment.


Clarence Avant is mourning the loss of his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Avant.

The music executive’s spouse was shot and killed during a home invasion in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1, Beverly Hills Police said in a press conference. She was 81.

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