Underworld figure Mick Gatto’s son, Justin, has been found dead next to an apartment building in
The 34-year-old from Docklands is believed to have died near a Spencer St apartment building just after midnight on Tuesday,
In a statement Victoria Police said: ‘Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a man fell from an apartment building balcony on Spencer Street over night.
Pictured: Justin Gatto and his sister Sarah Gatto. The 34-year-old is believed to have died near a Spencer St apartment building just after midnight on Tuesday
Underworld figure Mick Gatto’s son, Justin Gatto (pictured), has been found dead next to an apartment building in Melbourne ‘s CBD
In a statement, police said he fell from an apartment building balcony on Spencer Street (pictured) over night
‘The incident happened just after midnight with the 34-year-old man dying at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious.’
The 34-year-old had reportedly been suffering from personal problems and had recently come home to Melbourne after holidaying in Bali.
A friend of the family has requested privacy and respect for the Gatto family during this difficult time.
Investigators are preparing a report for the coroner.
Friends took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to express their condolences.
‘R.I.P brother so sad. You will be missed my friend,’ one wrote.
Justin Gatto (pictured, centre) with his friends at the races. In a statement Victoria Police said: ‘Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a man fell from an apartment building balcony on Spencer Street over night’
Justin’s father, Mick Gatto (pictured) was the leader of the infamous ‘Carlton Crew’
Justin worked at his father’s crane company as a rigger.
In 2008, he narrowly escaped death in a horror car crash which saw him end up intensive care.
A court heard he lost control of his BMW and crashed head-on into an oncoming four-wheel-drive following a long day at work. His licence was suspended for a month.
Justin is also the youngest of his siblings Damien, Sarah and Michael.
His father had written an autobiography I, Mick Gatto, where he would be grateful for the work of the Royal Children’s Hospital after Justin was born two months premature.
Back in 2008, Justin (pictured) narrowly escaped death in a horror car crash
Justin’s father, Mick Gatto was also the leader of the infamous ‘Carlton Crew.’
In 2004 he was acquitted of the murder of suspected hitman Andrew ‘Benji’ Veniamin, with a jury ruling Gatto had acted in self-defence when he shot Veniamin, who had threatened to kill him.
Later in 2016, Gatto pleaded guilty to two charges over keeping an unregistered shotgun and ammunition in his home.
They were found in a cavity behind a cabinet in an ensuite of his Lower Plenty home in Melbourne.
At the time, the court heard Gatto was given the gun in 2005 from another underworld figure Mario Condello after he was acquitted over the death of Andrew Veniamin.
Magistrates Carolene Gwynn accepted Gatto had a genuine fear for his safety, but said it wasn’t an excuse.
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