Reputed Gambino crime family boss shot dead at NYC home

Lester Mason
March 16, 2019

A 24-year-old Staten Island man has been arrested in Brick Township in connection with the slaying of the boss of the Gambino crime family. In a statement, police said the investigation is still in progress and an arrest has not yet been made. "Franky Boy", the reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death Wednesday night in front of his home in Staten Island, New York, by a gunman who may have staged a vehicle accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea says that he and his NYPD constituents are unclear as to Carmello's motives, but they're sure it's him in the surveillance footage. "Was the person paid to do it?"

The 53-year-old Cali, a native of Sicily, was shot to death by a gunman who may have crashed his truck into Cali's auto to lure him outside. The suspect shot Cali as many as 10 times, Shea said.

Police are looking into whether this was the work of an organized crime gang, or a faction inside the Gambino family, including John Gotti's brother, Gene, who was just released just months ago after serving 29 years for dealing heroin. But NBC New York cited unnamed law enforcement sources who said that the death does not appear to be mob related and and who described the suspect as a conspiracy theorist. News accounts since 2015 said he had ascended to the top spot.

Police fear the murder of Cali will provoke revenge attacks.

It was the first assassination of a New York City mob boss since an upstart John Gotti had Gambino boss Paul Castellano whacked outside Sparks Steak House in 1985.

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