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Video: Man wanted for questioning in murder of NY pizza restaurant owner

NEW YORK -- Police released surveillance video Monday of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a man who co-owned a well-known Brooklyn pizza restaurant, reports CBS New York.

​Louis Barbati, an owner of the famed L&B Spumoni Gardens pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, appears in an interview broadcast on CBS New York station WCBS-TV in February 2016.
Louis Barbati WCBS-TV

Louis Barbati was murdered the evening of June 30, as he returned home from his restaurant, L&B Spumoni Gardens. Police say a gunman ambushed Barbati, firing off shot after shot at close range, striking the 61-year-old five times.

Police believe Barbati was targeted. He was carrying a bag with $10,000 in cash when he was killed, though the shooter did not take the money.

The family has announced a $50,000 for information leading to a conviction in the case.

The NYPD is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or by logging on to their website at

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