Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss
(Reuters) – Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali in New York City, government mentioned on Saturday.
The 53-year-old Cali, who was once shot to loss of life on Wednesday outdoor his Staten Island house, was once allegedly the top of the Gambino circle of relatives, one of the 5 Italian-American Mafia households that have traditionally ruled arranged crime in New York and New Jersey.
Police apprehended Anthony Comello in New Jersey on Saturday and be expecting to fee him with murdering Cali, the New York Police Department’s Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea instructed a information convention.
“This is far from over. We are at the beginning stages of this investigation,” Shea mentioned.
Surveillance video of the killing confirmed a man, allegedly Comello, crash his automobile into Cali’s parked SUV, drawing Cali outdoor in what would possibly have been a ploy to entice him out of the home, Shea mentioned.
ABC News reported that the 2 males spoke and shook fingers ahead of the suspect pulled out a gun. The suspect shot Cali as many as 10 instances, Shea mentioned.
Shea declined to mention if Comello had a legal document, however mentioned he had “crossed paths” with the NYPD. Comello’s truck was once issued a parking summons in Staten Island at the day of Cali’s murder, Shea mentioned.
Police are nonetheless investigating the purpose in the back of Cali’s murder, he mentioned, together with whether or not it will have been a home altercation or a mob-related killing.
Charges towards participants of Mafia operations, together with Gambino circle of relatives operatives, have integrated murder, mortgage sharking, playing and unlawful drug distribution, Reuters has reported.
Reporting via Joseph Ax and Gabriella Borter; Editing via Bill Berkrot and Marguerita Choy