According to TMZ, a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline. The man in custody is 29-year-old Aariel Maynor.
Authorities state that surveillance footage captured the vehicle driven by Maynor “fleeing eastbound from Beverly Hills Wednesday morning after Jacqueline was shot.” Shortly after, the incident was reported in Hollywood Hills.
What led to Maynor’s arrest is that he shot himself in the foot.
“LAPD responded and found Maynor in a backyard suffering from a gunshot wound in his foot — and determined he’d shot himself while allegedly burglarizing that home.”
As a result, he was arrested, and authorities worked together and collected evidence that tied Maynor to the home invasion. At this time, he’s the sole suspect and was said to have been armed with an AR-15 during the deadly incident.
Maynor has a criminal record dating back to 2013, including robbery and grand theft. Maynor also received probation for domestic violence.
As previously reported, Clarence’s wife Jacqueline Avant was shot and killed during a home invasion that took place late Tuesday. Law enforcement arrived at the home around 2:30 am after a caller told the dispatcher that someone had been shot.
It’s reported that security was present at the home. The security guard was unfortunately shot as well but did not return fire. At least one suspect, the shooter, was able to get inside the home.
Clarence is a part of the 2021 class that was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jacqueline was a well-known philanthropist and showed her support to places such as the UCLA International Student Center.
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Our condolences continue to go out to the family.