The purported head of the Gambino crime family, also known as "Franky Boy", was shot repeatedly outside his home in the NY borough of Staten Island late Wednesday.
Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali in New York City.
Anthony Comello is being held in a New Jersey jail and will formally charged with murder when he's extradited to the borough of Staten Island, where the killing happened, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news conference. "The investigation will turn to were other parties involved in this, gathering future and additional evidence and working on the motive for this particular crime". "Obviously, there are multiple angles that are being explored at this time".
A man has reportedly been arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco "Frank" Cali, the alleged leader of the notorious Gambino crime family.
Surveillance footage showed Cali's shooter handing the 53-year-old crime boss the damaged license plate from his SUV and then firing on Cali.
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Sources said a murder warrant is expected to be drawn up by the Richmond County District Attorney's office in Staten Island, and Comello will likely be transported to NY after an extradition hearing is held in New Jersey.
A panicked family member called 911, telling a dispatcher Cali was run over before he was shot, though investigators were still looking into whether the gunman mowed the mobster down, sources said.
Jersey Shore Online was told to contact the Staten Island District Attorney's Office but no one is available for comment.
Cali was released after 16 months in federal prison in April 2009 for an extortion scheme. After Gotti went to prison, Cali eventually took over the organization.
The shooting is reminiscent of the 1985 murder of another Gambino crime boss, Paul Castellano, who was gunned down outside a popular New York City steakhouse in 1985.