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News Release

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Media Relations

Homicide Reward Offered NA13240sm

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
2 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD Police Administration Building
COMPSTAT Room
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

WHO:
California Assemblyman, Mike Gatto and Family
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council District 4, Councilman Tom LaBonge
LAPD Chief, Charlie Beck
LAPD Deputy Chief, Kirk Albanese     
LAPD Captain, Robbery Homicide, William Hayes
LAPD Captain, Northeast Patrol Division, Jennifer Thomas
LAPD Lieutenant, Robbery Homicide, Walt Teague
LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Chris Gable
LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Barry Telis

WHY:
To offer a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of 78-year-old Joseph Gatto.

Gatto was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home on November 13, 2013. Detectives have been unable to identify any suspects or eyewitnesses to the crime and are currently seeking the public’s help.

Detectives will be on-hand to talk about the homicide, provide updates and take questions about the status of the investigation.

VISUALS:
Attendees will have access to fliers of the community alert notifications and photographs of the victim.

CONTACT:
For additional information, contact LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

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