Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Francesco "Frank" Cali, the man believed to be the boss of the notorious Gambino mob family.
According to WPIX-TV, Anthony Comello, 24, of Staten Island, was arrested in New Jersey and will be charged with murder in New York, police said Saturday.
#UPDATE: Jailhouse photo of 24 year old Anthony Comello, alleged killer of #Gambino crime boss Frank Cali. @NYPDDetectives said Cali was shot 10 times. @PIX11News learned Comello wanted to date Cali’s niece and the boss’ family wasn’t pleased. pic.twitter.com/RCnWIlLLX2— Mary Murphy (@MurphyPIX) March 17, 2019
Authorities believe Comello crashed a blue pickup into Cali's SUV and shot him 10 times outside the reputed mob boss' Staten Island home Wednesday night. Cali, 53, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, authorities said.
This marks the first shooting of a New York crime boss in more than three decades. In 1985, Gambino boss Paul Castellano was shot and killed outside a Manhattan steakhouse, The Associated Press reported.
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