CLARENCE AVANT SUSPECT ARRESTED IN WIFE’S MURDER
Originally published as a TMZ post – “A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting death of music legend Clarence Avant‘s wife, Jacqueline … TMZ has learned.
Family sources with direct knowledge tell us a man has been arrested in connection to the murder.
TMZ broke the story, 81-year-old Jackie was shot and killed inside the couple’s Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills Wednesday morning. At the time, we were told at least one suspect made it into the home. A smashed glass door appeared to be the point of entry.
What’s more … a private security guard for the Avant’s was on duty, and was shot at, but was not struck and did not return fire. It’s not known if the guard was armed.
Clarence was not injured during the attack..
During a press conference Wednesday, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook shared a message from the family, but wouldn’t share details on the investigation or who was involved.
12:48 PM PT — Police say the suspect is 29-year-old Aariel Maynor, and he was captured partly because he literally shot himself in the foot.
Cops say several surveillance cameras captured Maynor’s vehicle fleeing eastbound from Beverly Hills Wednesday morning after Jacqueline was shot. About an hour later, a shooting was reported in the Hollywood Hills, near the Griffith Observatory.