BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music executive Clarence Avant, was shot to death Wednesday in an apparent home invasion in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills police say a shooting at the 1100 block of Maytor Place was called in at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound, and there were no suspects at the scene.
The woman was taken to a hospital, but did not survive. According to the LA Times, she was identified as 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant, the wife of 90-year-old music executive Clarence Avant. Clarence Avant, who was not injured in the shooting, is known as the “Godfather of Black Music” who nurtured the careers of Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Babyface, according to Variety.
Homicide investigators are at the home, which is located in the Hollywood Hills, between Coldwater Canyon and Laurel Canyon Boulevards.
The fatal shooting comes amid
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