New Orleans firefighter Gregory Howard was tragically killed in Memphis, Tennessee back in August. Howard was visiting Memphis with other NOFD colleagues and New Orleans police officers to participate in a basketball tournament for first responders. It appears that Howard was an innocent bystander that was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, his family has created a Go Fund Me page to offer an award for information on Howard’s killers.
Justice For Greg:
Family members described Gregory Howard as a loving man who was a devoted father and husband. With a winning personality, Howard was a well respected fireman as he was a 9 year veteran. On August 26th, he joined his fellow colleagues in Memphis, Tennessee for a friendly basketball game for first responders. According to NOLA.com, Howard was a tall man who served as the team’s captain. Hours after playing basketball, Howard was headed to Mynt Lounge when a shootout occurred. He was killed by a stray bullet. Apparently, a fight occurred inside of the bar that spilled into the parking lot, when two people shot at each other, firing several rounds. Howard, who was not involved in the fight, was shot. He was the only one injured in the shooting.
The New Orleans team dropped the tournament after Howard’s death. There were thoughts of canceling all of Saturday’s games, but the players decided to play on in honor of Howard. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses to identify the suspects who killed a young hero who was simply visiting Memphis.
The family of Howard created a Go Fund Me account with a reward of $11,000. They are devastated over his death and they’re hoping that the reward will lead to an arrest. All donations will be added to Crime Stoppers fund and in the event an arrest cannot be made.
See The Family In A Press Conference Below:
WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee