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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NYPD closes in on killer of Brooklyn pizzeria owner

Detectives believe they have identified the suspect seen on video near the home of the co-owner of a renowned Brooklyn pizza joint when he was shot to death in an apparent botched robbery, the Daily News has learned.

The video does not capture the actual June 30 murder of L&B Spumoni Gardens boss Louis Barbati, 61, as he arrived at his Dyker Heights home from work carrying a loaf of bread for dinner and about $15,000 in cash, sources and police said.

Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect believed to be involved in the shooting death of Spumoni pizza restaurant owner Louis Barbati.

So cops are trying to connect the suspect to the murder by tracing his phone calls and trying to figure out who if anyone tipped him that Barbati would be carrying that much cash that night.

NYPD personnel investigate the scene around 7601 12th Ave, Brooklyn, where Louis Barbati, co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens was shot to death on June 30, 2016.

Barbati only carried home that much money about six times a year, his wife has told detectives.

The home of Louis Barbati, co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens pizzeria in Brooklyn, who was gunned down early Thursday evening. July 1, 2016.

"It's not clear how he knows [Barbati]," a source said of the suspect.

Louis Barbati was shot in the back while he was in the yard of his 12th Ave., Brooklyn home.

"We don't think he was acting on his own. The thinking is somebody had to know [Barbati] was going to have that money on him that day. Someone knew his schedule. That's the pieces they are trying to put together."

A hooded gunman pumped two shots into Barbati’s back while he was in the yard of his home on 12th Ave. near 76th St.

His wife, another woman and his two sons were in the home at the time of the shooting, sources said.



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