Possible Suspect in Joesph Gatto Murder–LAPD Seeks Public’s Help


The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking information regarding an individual who is responsible for an aggravated assault.

 On November 12, 2013, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a witness saw the suspect breaking into the victim’s vehicle on the 2300 block of Moreno Drive.

When she confronted the suspect, he pointed a gun and threatened to kill her. Another witness confronted the suspect at which point he repeated the threat. The suspect then fled on foot down public stairs on Tesla Avenue. This suspect may be connected to a homicide that occurred on the 2800 block of Bright Lane.


The suspect is described as a  20 to 25-year-old white man, 5’9″ tall weighing 180 pounds. At the time of the confrontation was wearing a multi-colored, hooded sweatshirt and tan pants. He was carrying a tan backpack. 




When providing information, please refer to DR #1311-01167.


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 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). During non-business hours, weekends and holidays, contact LAPD’s 24-hour toll-free hotline at 877 LAPD 247 (877-527-3247). If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. To send text tips, text the word TIPLA, a space, and then your message to CRIMES (274637). For anonymous web tips, log onto


www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”