$50,000 Reward Offered in Slaying of SoCal Lawmaker's Father

Joseph Gatto, a 78-year-old former teacher and father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, was found shot to death in his ransacked Silver Lake home

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    Joseph Gatto (left), the 78-year-old father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his stomach in his Silver Lake home on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday signed off on a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the killing of Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father.

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    Reward Offered in Murder of Joseph Gatto

    [LA] Reward Offered in Murder of Joseph Gatto
    Police announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing Joseph Gatto, the fater of SoCal lawmaker Mike Gatto today. Police also announced a "person of interest" in the case during a press conference. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014)

    The reward was announced at an afternoon press conference, where police said they were searching for a "person of interest" who was near the crime scene.

    Joseph Gatto, a 78-year-old former teacher, was found shot to death Nov. 13 in his ransacked home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane in Silver Lake.

    Massive Reward For The Person Responsible For The Murder Of Joseph Gatto

    [LA] Massive Reward For The Person Responsible For The Murder Of Joseph Gatto
    Authorities issue a fifty-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to the person responsible for the death of seventy-eight –year-old Joseph Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Police hope a new sketch will also help identify the person who shot Joesph Gatto to death in his Silver Lake home. Conan Nolan reports from Downtown Los Angeles for the NBC4 News Tuesday January 7, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014)

    Gatto was found slumped over a chair with a single gunshot wound to the stomach, detectives said, and was apparently killed about 24 hours earlier.

    Police Chief Charlie Beck said detectives were searching for a white man about 18 to 25 years old who was seen in the area the night prior to the killing. He was seen by witnesses brandishing a handgun and attempting to break into a car, police said.

    Silver Lake to Discuss Safety After Gatto's Death

    [LA] Silver Lake Community to Discuss Safety After Gatto's Death
    A week after the murder of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, the Silver Lake community is still in fear. Officials hold a community meeting to provide answers. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (Published Thursday, Nov 21, 2013)

    Gatto created "ornate custom-made" rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces “using precious metals, stones, bone, ivory, porcelain, glass, wood and Egyptian scarabs,” police said.

    "He was just a tremendous guy," the assemblyman said in an interview outside his late father's home in November. "He worked very hard to raise us right."

    Thousands Mourn SoCal Lawmaker's Slain Father

    [LA] Thousands Mourn SoCal Lawmaker's Slain Father
    More than 1,000 mourned gathered Monday to remember Joseph Gatto, an artist, former teacher and father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Joseph Gatto was killed in his Silver Lake home. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Nov. 25, 2013. (Published Monday, Nov 25, 2013)

    Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Los Angeles police at 213-486-5910.

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