BEVERLY HILLS, CA. (THECOUNT) — The Beverly Hills Police Department have identified Aariel Maynor, the man accused in the murder of elderly Beverly Hills philanthropist Jacqueline Avant.

Maynor was currently out of jail and on parole when he brutally shot the 81-year-old during an apparent home invasion Wednesday. He was taken into custody by Los Angeles police at a separate residence following another burglary, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook said.


Police recovered an AR-15 rifle at that home that was believed to have been used in the shooting of Jacqueline Avant. Maynor accidentally shot himself in the foot with the gun, police said, and is being treated before he can be booked into jail, reports Tucson.

Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was fatally shot in Beverly Hills early Wednesday.

The suspect — or suspects — fled the scene and have not been located, Beverly Hills police said in a news release.

Netflix spokeswoman Emily Feingold confirmed that Jacqueline Avant was killed in the shooting. Avant’s daughter, Nicole, is married to Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer, according to democratherald.

Clarence Avant is known as the “Godfather of Black Music” and was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Beverly Hills police have not officially identified Jacqueline Avant as the victim in Wednesday’s violence. They have only said that detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one person.

Police received a call at 2:23 a.m. reporting the shooting in the upscale neighborhood. Officers found a person with a gunshot wound, who was later pronounced dead.

The police chief was expected to hold a briefing later in the day with more information.


Geo quick facts: Beverly Hills is a city in California’s Los Angeles County. Home to many Hollywood stars, it features the upscale shopping street of Rodeo Drive. The expansive Beverly Gardens Park has fountains and rose gardens, plus an illuminated Beverly Hills sign. The 1920s Greystone Mansion is the backdrop for many films. Known as a celebrity haunt, The Beverly Hills Hotel is set in tropical gardens and has a poolside cafe – wikipedia.