Ocean County Arrest In Gambino Crime Family Murder

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside home

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside home

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.

New York City police say a suspect was arrested in New Jersey in the shooting death of the reputed Gambino crime family boss.

"This was not a random act", NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Saturday during a press conference announcing the arrest.

"There are multiple, multiple angles that we are exploring", Shea said at a news conference at police headquarters.

This past week, a noted mobster believed to be acting boss of the Gambino Crime Family was found dead outside his private residence.

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.

Mr Comello's truck was issued a parking summons in Staten Island on the day of Cali's murder, Mr Shea said.

Anthony Comello

Cali, who was known as "Franky Boy", was shot six times and died later at Staten Island University Hospital.

Shea said police have recovered the truck but have not recovered the gun used in the murder.

Asked whether Comello has any organized crime connections, the police official told AFP: "Right now there's no information to support that he has any ties".

Sources say Comello was arrested by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshal's Service.

Later that year, he pleaded guilty to extortion conspiracy related to the planned construction of a NASCAR speedway on Staten Island - a plan that eventually was scrapped.

The last Mafia boss to be rubbed out in New York City was Gambino don "Big Paul" Castellano, who was assassinated while getting out of a black limousine outside a high-end Manhattan steakhouse in 1985.

After Gotti died in prison in 2002 the mob's influence on the United States eastern seaboard waned, but Cali's murder put it back in the headlines.

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