Thursday, May 30, 2024

Beverly Hills Police Say They Have Suspect in Jackie Avant Murder But Don’t Know Why He Did It


The Beverly Hills Police are always quick to tidy up a messy murder. In the case of Jackie Avant, they now think they have their man.

After saying yesterday that this “wasn’t a random attack,” the BHPD now have a random attacker. They arrested Maynor, Aariel, a 29-year-old black male of Los Angeles, California. They say he’s tied to another break in, in Hollywood, a short time later.

The whole story is shocking and miserable. Again, my condolences to the Avants. No one should have to live through something like this, and yet people do, every day thanks to guns being everywhere.

From the PD:

“Multiple surveillance videos, including City cameras, showed the suspect’s vehicle heading eastbound out of  Beverly Hills shortly after Mrs. Avant was shot early Wednesday morning.

“At 3:30 a.m., LAPD Hollywood division responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 6000 block of  Graciosa Drive. When they arrived, they found a male in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound to his  foot. Following a thorough investigation by LAPD, it was determined that a burglary occurred at that residence, and the suspect had accidentally shot himself in the foot. He was subsequently arrested by LAPD and transported to a local hospital and has been in law enforcement custody since.

“Beverly Hills detectives responded to Hollywood division and collected evidence connecting Maynor to the  homicide of Jacqueline Avant in our City, including the suspected weapon. Beverly Hills detectives have assumed  investigative responsibility for both cases. The investigation leads us to believe there is no further threat to public safety. The evidence thus far shows that only one suspect was involved in the crime and the motive remains under investigation.”

More to come…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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