Civil Rights Activists & Community Leaders Urge Reward For Information In Jackie Avant Killing

Civil Rights Activists & Community Leaders Urge Reward For Information In Jackie Avant Killing
Civil rights and community leaders are urging the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to post a reward for information in the shooting death of Jackie Avant, the philanthropist and wife of music executive Clarence Avant.

“This cowardly act cannot be unpunished,” said Michael Lawson, CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, at a news conference in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, as reported by City News Service. “We must find who did this and we must take action.”

Continued Lawson, “This was not just a robbery. This was not just a random killing. This was a shot to the hearts of all of us.”

Avant, whose daughter Nicole Avant is married to Netflix co-ceo Ted Sarandos, was shot and killed just before 2:30 a.m. yesterday by an intruder or intruders at her Trousdale Estates home near Beverly Hills. Police have declined to speculate on whether robbery
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