Posted Nov. 13, 2013
Joseph Anthony Gatto, a 78-year-old white man was shot and killed Wednesday, Nov. 13, in his home in the 2800 block of Bright Avenue of Silver Lake.
Gatto, a former teacher and artist, is also the father of a state assemblyman. An autopsy found he died from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
The time of death was listed as the time Gatto's daughter
found his body at his Silver Lake home: Wednesday at 8:12 p.m.
The slaying was the first in Silver Lake since
May 2012. Gatto was found slumped over a desk. He was shot
with a small-caliber handgun and his home had been ransacked, Los
Angeles Police Lt. Richard Parks said.
Authorities said detectives had "no information whatsoever" that Gatto's
death "has anything to do with his son's politics." Assemblyman Mike
Gatto (D-Los ...
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