Gregory Howard

Members of NOFD received Gregory Howard's body at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and escorted it to Boyd Family Funeral home in New Orleans East where relatives and officials were finalizing funeral arrangements.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD

The family of a veteran New Orleans firefighter killed in gunfire outside a Memphis nightclub in August has increased the reward for information in his death, according to a report.

Gregory Howard's family announced on Friday that they have added $10,000 to the reward, bringing the total to $11,000, according to a report from WREG in Memphis.

Howard’s wife, Dominique, on Friday made a tearful plea for anyone with information in his killing to come forward, WREG reported.

“We just want someone to come forward,” she said at a news conference. “If this was your husband, your son, your brother … You took him away from us for something so senseless. We are asking anyone who saw anything to please come forward.”

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WHBQ in Memphis reported that law enforcement have identified a person of interest they would like to speak with in the case, but have not offered further details.

Howard was killed Aug. 26 outside the club Mynt, where a group of people had just been kicked out. Howard and his companions, who were in Memphis for a first responders basketball tournament, had decided against going to the club when gunshots rang out and a stray bullet struck him in the head.

Howard was less than a month away from his 10th anniversary with the New Orleans Fire Department when he was killed. His survivors include his wife and two children.

Read the full WREG report here