Jacqueline Avant Death: Philanthropist and wife of music legend Clarence Avant killed in Beverly Hills shooting.
Beverly Hills Police Communications Center received a report of a shooting that had just occurred on the 1100 block of Maytor Place at approximately 2:23 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, police said.
Officers with Beverly Hills Police Department arrived and discovered a victim with a gunshot wound. The suspect(s) were no longer on scene, police said.
Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The victim was identified as 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant.
“This is a difficult day for our City. First and foremost, on behalf of our entire department, our City Council and community, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family in this case,” Chief Mark Stainbrook said.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Beverly Hills Police Department at 310-288-2656. Anonymous reports can be made by text to TIP BEVHILLSPD followed by the tip information to 888777.