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Suspect In Custody In Shooting Of Teacher Betty Howard

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Special education teacher Betty Howard and her son, James Washington. (Family Photo)

Special education teacher Betty Howard and her son, James Washington. (Family Photo)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of special ed teacher Betty Howard.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office confirms the suspect, a man in his 20’s, is being questioned by police and charges are pending.

58-year-old Betty Howard was shot and killed on May 29 while she was at her second job at her realty office. Howard was killed when bullet from a drive-by shooter came through a wall, hitting her as she sat at her desk. She was also a special education teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks.

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