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James Marcus Howe
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  • Nov. 27, 2013

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James Marcus Howe, 42

James Marcus Howe, a 42-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the 4400 block of West Avenue 42 in Glassell Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 10:55 a.m., Howe and his wife were in their home when a person knocked on their front door posing as a solicitor. As the two walked toward the door, another man and a woman forced their way inside, police said.

A struggle ensued and one of the intruders shot Howe and his wife with a handgun.

Howe, a reality TV director, was pronounced dead at 11:09 a.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.

The suspects were described by police as a black male between 16 and 22; a black male between 20 and 25; and a black female.

The three fled in a dark-colored early 2000s Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Northeast Division homicide detectives at (323) 344-5731. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Richard Winton and Alicia Banks

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