Jacqueline Avant, the 81-year-old wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was shot to death today in a home invasion robbery in Beverly Hills,
According to police and multiple media reports. The shooting was reported at about 2:25 a.m. in the 1100 block of Maytor Place, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. The victim died at a hospital, according to police.
Below is a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department. With more information to come later on from their press conference this afternoon in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Police are Conducting a Homicide Investigation
Beverly Hills, Calif. – December 1, 2021, at 2:23 AM, the Beverly Hills Police Communications Center received a phone call regarding a shooting that had just occurred on the 1100 block of Maytor Place. Police units arrived and discovered a victim with a gunshot wound. The suspect(s) were no longer on the scene. Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the victim did not survive. Beverly Hills Police Detectives are on-scene conducting an investigation. Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook will hold a press briefing later today in front of the Police Station located at 464 N. Rexford Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210, to provide additional information.
The City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Police Department extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s families.
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