Report: Glassell Park Shooting Victim ID’d As Reality TV Director

Homicide detectives continued to search on Friday for whoever opened fire on two people in a Glassell Park home last week, killing one victim and wounding the other.

Glassell Park Shooting James Marcus Howe

James Marcus Howe was shot and killed in a Glassell Park home on Nov. 27, 2013. (Credit: KTLA/DMV)

James Marcus Howe, 42, answered the door after hearing a knock from what was believed to be a solicitor on the morning of Nov. 27, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

As Howe and a woman who was also in the home approached the door, two people forced their way in, according to the release.

During a struggle with the victims, one of the intruders fired a gun, killing Howe and wounding the woman, police said.

Howe was identified by the Los Angeles Times as a reality TV director who worked on “America’s Next Top Model” and “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.”

The woman, identified by the Times as Howe’s wife, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The person allegedly posing as a solicitor was described as a black male between the ages of 16 and 22.

The second person, believed to be the shooter, was described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25.

The third person allegedly involved was described by authorities as a black woman.

Homicide detectives were also searching for an early 2000 model Ford Mustang, dark in color, that was believed to have been used in the crime.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Northeast Homicide Detectives at 323-344-5731.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).


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