Family: Arrest made in Chicago teacher's shooting death

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Family members say there has been an arrest in the shooting death of Chicago teacher Betty Howard. (WLS)

Family members say there has been an arrest in the shooting death of Betty Howard, a Chicago teacher who was hit by a stray bullet while working a second job at a real estate office.

Relatives of Howard said they've been told a man is in custody in connection with the shooting, but Chicago police are not confirming it. No charges have been filed at this time.

Howard, 58, was a wife, mother, a sister of a Chicago police officer, and a special ed teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy.

She was at her second job at a real estate office in the Chatham neighborhood on May 29 when several stray bullets entered the office. One of them hit Howard in the head, and she later died at a hospital. Two other people were also wounded, but survived.

Police say none of the three victims were the intended targets. Investigators at the time of the shooting said the incident may have been gang-related.

Howard's relatives did not have further details on the man in custody, but reports say he's an alleged gang member with an extensive arrest history.

An $8,000 reward has been offered for information in this case.
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