NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A funeral will be held Tuesday for Louis Barbati, the 61-year-old co-owner of iconic Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens who was shot to death earlier this week.
According to a post on the Scarpaci Funeral Home website, the first visitation will be held Sunday, with other visitations scheduled through the weekend. The funeral service will be held at St. Ephrems Church on July 5 at 10:30 a.m.READ MORE: Police: 2 Men Wanted In Violent Queens Home Invasion Stole $3,000 From Woman At Gunpoint
Around 7 p.m. Thursday, police say a gunman ambushed Barbati outside his home, firing off shot after shot at close range.
Police believe Barbati parked his white SUV in front of his own garage, walked a few steps up the sidewalk, and through the gate where he was shot dead.
Barbati’s wife and two sons were just feet away inside their house as he was struck five times, police said, dying in his own backyard.READ MORE: Police: 14-Year-Old Robbed Inside Bronx Laundromat
Investigators were still collecting evidence from the crime scene late into the afternoon. CBS2 has learned that surveillance video shows a white sedan which police believe the gunman used as a getaway car.
Bullet fragments were found at the scene, but no shell casings.
Barbati was a fourth generation co-owner of his family’s restaurant, the popular L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst, known for their famous Sicilian pies.
It was founded by Ludovico Barbati in 1939, according to the restaurant’s website, and has been featured on several food shows.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Man Charged With Murder In Quadruple Stabbing That Killed Good Samaritan
A police investigation is ongoing.