Family of slain New Orleans firefighter increases reward to find killer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a New Orleans firefighter killed in a Memphis nightclub shooting added $10,000 to the reward money to find his killer Friday.

Gregory Howard was caught in a shootout as he headed for the doors of the Mynt Lounge near Hacks Cross and Bill Morris Parkway in August. He was in town for a basketball tournament.

“We just want someone to come forward,” his widow Dominique Howard said. “If this was your husband, your son, your brother … You took him away from us for something so senseless. We are asking anybody who saw anything to please come forward.”

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, Howard was a nine year veteran of the department and leaves a wife and two children.

Although surveillance video was released showing a man waving a gun outside the club around the time of the event, Howard’s killer still has not been found.

The total reward for information leading to an arrest is now $11,000.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.