After the tragic murder of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, fans were left with plenty of questions. Neighbors immediately began to beef up security, wondering if they could be next. Avant went from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to losing his wife to a senseless crime in such a short time.

The shocking news might be offset by the delivery of swift justice. TMZ is now reporting that a suspect has been taken into custody for Jacqueline’s murder. Sources with direct knowledge who are close to the family confirmed the arrest.

81-year-old Jackie was inside the couple’s Trousdale Estates home when at least one person broke into the home. They entered through a glass door, which they broke. There, they shot and killed her.

The suspect also shot at a private security guard who was on duty at the time. The guard didn’t return fire. It is unknown if he was armed. Fortunately, Clarence was not harmed in the attack.

The Beverly Hills Police Department will hold a press conference this afternoon to give further information on the arrest. So far, they’ve remained quiet about the details of the investigation. Soon, we will know more about the suspect and the arrest.

Jackie Avant was praised by former President Bill Clinton as a wonderful person who will be deeply missed. She was a community activist who worked to support childcare and higher education. Everybody at Thirsty continues to send our thoughts and prayers to Clarence Avant and his family.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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