Family Offers $50K Reward in Case of Slain Pizzeria Owner

Louis Barbati was found shot twice in the torso in his backyard in Dyker Heights

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of the owner of a famed Brooklyn pizzeria.

The family of Louis Barbati, co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens, is posting the reward, family members confirmed Sunday at his wake.

Barbati, 61, was found shot twice in the torso Thursday in his backyard in Dyker Heights. He was holding a bag containing a large amount of cash at the time, but police said no money was taken.

Police said he had just returned home from work and was in his backyard when someone fired at him. Barbati's family was in the house at the time.

Spumoni's has long been an institution in Brooklyn, known especially for its pizza "sheets" -- thick-crusted, rectangular Sicilian pizzas in upside-down style, according to Eater NY.

Barbati owned the restaurant with his two sisters.

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