A man was arrested Thursday in connection with an ambush style attack that killed the owner of a famed New York City pizza restaurant.
Andres Fernandez appeared in federal court and is facing charges for murder, robbery and weapons. Fernandez did not enter a plea.
Court documents say investigators believe surveillance video, cellphone data and witness accounts tie Fernandez to the killing.
L&B Spumoni Gardens pizzeria owner Louis Barbati was gunned down in his backyard back in June after coming from work carrying a large amount of cash.
Police said that the shooter waited for Barbati, firing five rounds and then left on foot empty-handed in what appeared to be a botched robbery.
"The loss of Louis Barbati leaves a void that will never be filled, however the fact that someone is being brought to justice aides in the healing process," an attorney for the Barbati family said in a statement.
The pizzeria was a family owned business that goes back generations. The restaurant had been featured om several TV food shows.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.