DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — FBI officials arrested a man in connection with the murder of the co-owner of famed Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens.
Andres Fernandez was arrested Thursday, according to court documents obtained by PIX11 News. Officials used cellphone location data to determine Fernandez' location at the time of the fatal shooting.
Louis Barbati, 61, was gunned down June 30 outside his home on 12th Avenue near 76th Street. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his back, arms and legs.
Barbati was coming home from work at night when he was confronted by a hooded gunman, police said at the time. He was carrying a bread bag with $15,000 and a loaf of bread inside when he was killed. No money was taken.
Surveillance video from the scene shows a man running away toward a white, late-model Acura. Fernandez has a white Acura registered in his name. Multiple people also identified the man in the video as Fernandez.
The iconic Gravesend, Brooklyn pizza joint was started by Barbati's grandfather in 1939.
Barbati's family put up a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest on the case.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court on Thursday.