Family offers $11K reward for killer of NOLA firefighter

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The family of a New Orleans firefighter killed outside a Memphis club is offering an $11,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer of their loved one.

"We never would have thought that this would happen," June Howard said.

June is the mother of Gregory Howard. Howard, 37, was in town for a first responder basketball tournament when he was killed in August.

Deputies said Howard, a 9-year veteran of the fire department, was an innocent bystander when shots were fired outside Mynt Lounge on Hacks Cross Road. Deputies said he never went inside the club.

Howard's widow, Dominique, said the couple was together for 18 years. She hopes clues from surveillance cameras can lead law enforcement to the shooter.

"We just want somebody to come forward. If this was your husband your son your brother..." Dominique said before breaking down into tears.

The family made an emotional plea at a Friday morning press conference with Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

"We're not trying to harm anybody," June said. "We just want them to know we miss him. There's someone out there who knows what happened and who did it."

"We just want justice for Greg," Howard's sister Brittney said.

Deputies said they have identified the man captured on surveillance. They still, however, need to speak with him and do not know where he is.

If you know anything about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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