​James Howe, Reality TV Director, Murdered At Home

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December 9, 2021

James Howe, a Hollywood director, was shot and killed inside his Glassell Park home last week. Howe’s wife was wounded in the gunfire assault, after the suspect began shooting into the home, according to homicide detectives.

Police continued to search for whoever opened fire on the two people. They believe the murder victim answered the door after hearing a knock. It was believed to be a solicitor, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release.

As Howe, 42, approached the door, two intruders forced their way into his home. Police reported that there was a struggle, and during the scuffle, one of the two intruders fired a gun.

According to LAPD, the intruders were described as two black males, one between the ages of 16 and 22 and the other between the ages of 20 and 15. The older suspect is thought to be the shooter. There was allegedly one black female involved in the shooting as well.

According to Police, the members of the trio were posing as solicitors.

Police are searching for an early 2000 Ford Mustang, dark in color, that witnesses saw speed off after the shooting.

LAPD Detective Harold Dicroce told CBS 2 that Howe and his wife recently moved to the neighborhood with their 6-year-old son.

Neither of the victims had criminal records.

The child was not home at the time of the shooting and is being cared for by his aunt.

Howe was a reality TV show director and worked on shows such as “America’s Next Top Model” and “Tila Tequila.”

Anyone with information regarding the case are asked to call Northeast Homicide Detectives at 323-344-5731 or Northeast Homicide Detectives at 323-344-5731, if they wish to remain anonymous.