(CBS) — The shooting of a well-loved and highly respected teacher is prompting friends and family to take action.

The reward for information in the murder of Betty Howard increased Monday – so did the anger over her death.

Anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes joined Howard’s relatives to reveal the reward for her killer has jumped from $2,000 to $7,000.

Howard, 58, a special education teacher at Brooks College Prep in the Roseland neighborhood, was killed by gunfire last week inside the Chatham real-estate office where she worked at her second job. It was a classic drive-by, intended to kill someone else.

The family is grateful to those who have contributed to the reward with caring hearts.

Information can be called in to (800) 883-5587. Callers can remain anonymous.


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