The same day the murdered co-owner of famed pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens was mourned in Brooklyn, police released video footage of a person of interest in the deadly shooting.
Louis Barbati, 61, was gunned down in the backyard of his Dyker Heights residence at about 7 p.m. Thursday as he was arriving home with a bag containing more than $10,000 in cash from his pizzeria, reports said.
Barbati was found with the money still on him. Police sources told the Daily News that the shooting was a botched robbery. He only brought home that much cash about six times a year.
According to NBC4, Barbati owned L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst with his two sisters.
At his funeral at St. Ephrem’s Church in Dyker Heights Tuesday, 100 mourners looked on, as his casket was carried out displaying the pizzeria's logo, the Daily News described.
Also on Tuesday, police released surveillance video of a man wanted for questioning in connection to Barbati’s murder. The footage shows the man walking near the scene of the homicide shortly before the incident.
According to NBC4, Barbati’s family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information about the most recent attack should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website .