Police Search for Two Suspects in Slay of ABC Staffer
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Two men walking near Halsey Street and Tompkins Avenue on Thursday night have taken the spotlight in the investigation into the murder of an ABC network employee, as the victim's friends and neighborhood acquaintances continue to reel over his death.
Police released a video Friday that showed two suspects walking in Bedford-Stuyvesant, shortly before Ivan Giovanettina, 41, was shot in his torso around 11:30 p.m. on Macon Street near Throop Avenue.
Giovanettina, a Swedish immigrant, had been a prop supervisor on ABC's "The Chew" and previously worked on "The Tyra Banks Show" and "America's Next Top Model," according to his Linked In profile. He also had run a Fulton Street coffee shop, Blu York, according to an online profile in 2011.
The video shows two men crossing a sidewalk, one with a black hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a black tailored coat with a hood and also wearing a yellow knit cap.