BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Police arrested a 29-year-old man in reference to the deadly taking pictures of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the spouse of legendary music government Clarence Avant, killed at their residence in Beverly Hills, California.
The Beverly Hills Police Division introduced the arrest on Thursday afternoon.
Police and paramedics arrived on the residence after a 2:23 a.m. Wednesday name to seek out Jacqueline Avant, 81, with a gunshot wound, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook mentioned at a day information convention. She was taken to a hospital, however didn’t survive.
The suspect or suspects had been gone when police arrived. Nothing was stolen from the home, Stainbrook mentioned.
“Somebody went into the house, we don’t know the aim behind it,” the chief mentioned. “I don’t suppose it’s a random assault however I can’t speculate on that.”
Stainbrook, who’s in his first week as chief, mentioned nobody else was injured within the taking pictures. A safety guard was on the residence. He wouldn’t additional describe the interplay between the shooter and Jacqueline Avant.
Jacqueline Avant was a longtime native philanthropist who led organizations that helped low-income neighborhoods together with Watts and South Los Angeles, and was on the board of administrators of the Worldwide Scholar Middle on the College of California, Los Angeles.
The Avants’ daughter, Nicole Avant, is a movie producer and former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas and is married to Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content material Officer Ted Sarandos.
In an announcement Thursday to USA TODAY, the Avant and Sarandos households expressed their “deepest gratitude to The Metropolis of Beverly Hills, the BHPD and all regulation enforcement for his or her diligence on this matter.”
“Now, let justice be served,” they mentioned.
The households additionally thanked everybody “for his or her outpouring of affection, help and heartfelt condolences for Jacqueline” in a Wednesday assertion to USA TODAY.
“Jacqueline was an incredible lady, spouse, mom and philanthropist and a 55 yr resident of Beverly Hills who has made an immeasurable constructive influence on the humanities neighborhood,” the assertion mentioned. “She will likely be missed by her household, buddies and all the folks she has helped all through her wonderful life.”
Tributes to Jacqueline Avant poured in Wednesday from throughout the nation. She was remembered by former President Invoice Clinton, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson, music star Quincy Jones and Rep. Karen Bass (D-California).
TMZ first reported Jacqueline Avant’s demise.
Contributing: Elise Brisco, USA TODAY; The Related Press