$75,000 reward offered in fatal shooting of reality TV director

Los Angeles police and city officials will announce a $75,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of a reality TV director and writer who was killed in a home-invasion robbery at his Glassell Park home the day before Thanksgiving.

James Marcus Howe was attacked Nov. 27 when he answered his front door after hearing a knock, authorities said.


When he opened the door, three people stormed into the house, shooting and killing Howe and seriously injuring his wife. Their 6-year-old was not injured.

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion Friday to offer a reward in order to encourage leads.

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 Huizar plan to hold a news conference Monday at police headquarters to announce the $75,000 reward.

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

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."