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$75,000 Reward Offered in Shooting Death of Reality TV Director

Los Angeles leaders planned to offer a $75,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a reality TV director.

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)

City Councilman Jose Huizar introduced the motion Friday to encourage leads in the death of James Marcus Howe.

Howe, 42, was shot and killed during a home invasion in Glassell Park on Nov. 27, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The incident happened when Howe and his wife answered the door of their home after hearing a knock from what they thought was a salesman, according to a news release from the LAPD.

Three people—two men and one woman— then forced their way inside the house in the 4400 block of West Avenue 42, police said.

During a struggle, Howe was shot and killed and his wife was seriously injured.

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

Police were looking for two men in their late teens or early 20s and a woman. They were driving a dark-colored 2000 Ford Mustang.

The LAPD and Councilman Huizar planned to hold a news conference Monday at police headquarters to announce the $75,000 reward.

Police urged anyone with information to call LAPD Northeast Division homicide detectives at (323) 344-5731.

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