The City of Los Angeles has offered a $50,000 reward for information concerning the murder of Joseph Gatto, 78, an artist, teacher and father of Assemblymember Mike Gatto.
Joseph Gatto’s body was found on Nov. 13 at his home in Silver Lake with a gunshot wound. It is thought he had been killed sometime on Nov. 12.
L.A. police’s investigators believe someone broke into Gatto’s home. A male suspect, 18 to 25 years old, was seen in the area near the time of the murder. He is suspected of being involved with a car burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detectives Barry Telis and Chris Gable at the Homicide Special Section, Robbery-Homicide Division, at (213) 486-6890 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). During non-business hours, weekends and holidays, contact LAPD’s 24-hour toll-free hotline at (877) LAPD 247 (877-527-3247). Those who would like to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. To send text tips, text the word TIPLA, a space, and then the message to CRIMES (274637).
For anonymous web tips, log onto www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”
When providing information, please refer to DR #1311-01167.