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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:32 PM

NYPD: Man arrested in death of Frank Cali, reputed Gambino crime family boss

Source: USA Today

NYPD: Man arrested in death of Frank Cali, reputed Gambino crime family boss
USA TODAY
Stacey Barchenger and Anthony Zurita
USA TODAY•March 16, 2019

NEW YORK – A 24-year-old man was arrested in the shooting death this week of reputed crime boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali and will face murder charges in New York, police said Saturday.

Officials identified the man as Anthony Comello and said he was in custody in New Jersey pending extradition to Staten Island.

"The investigation is far from over," NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters. "We do not believe this is a random act."

Shea said police were still working to determine the suspect's motive and whether he was working with or for other people.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/nypd-1-custody-death-frank-190014739.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews



NYPD: Man, 24, Facing Murder Charges In Death Of Gambino Crime Boss ‘Franky Boy’ Cali
March 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The NYPD on Saturday announced that a Staten Island man was arrested in connection to the death of reputed mob boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea says that Anthony Comello, 24, was taken into police custody in New Jersey early Saturday.

A joint task force from the NYPD and U.S. Marshals Service reportedly picked Comello up after his fingerprints were found on Cali’s car at the crime scene.

. . .

The incident began when a blue pickup truck backed up and hit Cali’s SUV, which was parked outside his Todt Hill home. The crash may have been a setup, according to investigators.

More:
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/16/person-of-interest-franky-boy-cali/



NYPD: Shooter in custody, will be charged with the murder of mob boss Frank Cali
MARCH 16, 2019 - 10:14 AM

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD believes they have the shooter in custody in the killing of reputed mob boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea announced.

Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Comello from Staten Island is in custody in New Jersey and the police say he will return to Staten Island to face murder charges.

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Police say Comello's car was ticketed on Staten Island on the day of the shooting and fingerprints were recovered from his vehicle.

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Video showed the assailant pulling a 9 mm handgun and opening fire on Cali about a minute after they started talking, according to Shea. At least 12 shots were fired. After getting shot several times, Cali tried to crawl under his SUV to hide, Shea said.

https://1010wins.radio.com/articles/nypd-has-24-year-old-anthony-comello-custody-be-charged-murder-francesco-franky-boy-cali

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:37 PM

1. well, prison is going to be no sanctuary for him...

I'd highly doubt the mob has no reach into whatever prison he ends up in...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:02 PM

2. Probably somebody in the mob told him to do it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. Sleeping in prison might be problematic....

... the shiv will be looking for this young man.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. that guy's 24?

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Response to certainot (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:22 PM

6. That pic is of Cali not the shooter.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:39 PM

7. Oh! Thanks. That's the one which came up in a search, I want to find the real one, now!

I told myself maybe he was really scared which might make him look so haggard!

I'll check again.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:45 PM

8. OK, I got it! Here's the real suspect's photo:



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Anthony Comello: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Anthony Comello pictured in October 2016.

Anthony Comello, a Staten Island 24-year-old, was identified as the suspect in custody in one of New York’s biggest homicide cases: The murder of Frank Cali, the reputed boss of the powerful Gambino crime family.

It was the first whacking of a New York crime family boss since 1985, when Paul Castellano was assassinated on the orders of the dapper don, John Gotti, in an intra-family power struggle. However, multiple news reports now say that New York police don’t suspect the murder was related to the mob. In some ways, the murder never bore the hallmarks of a mob hit. Mobsters generally don’t murder other mobsters near family, as happened here, and there’s usually more than one assassin.

The suspect was taken into custody in New Jersey. A PIX11 reporter, Myles Miller, broke the news that the accused shooter is named Anthony Comello. Cosa Nostra News reported through sources that Comello may have heard voices that night “to the extent that he ‘asked’ President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for permission to kill the Gambino acting boss.” Authorities have not confirmed that account.

NBC New York reported that authorities are exploring a theory that the suspect “wanted to date one of the mob boss’s relatives and Cali told him to back off.” Daily Beast also reported that the murder “could have been the result of a personal spat involving a woman.” The New York Times reported that investigators were looking into whether the shooter had been instructed not to date Cali’s daughter, but stressed the investigation was in the early stages when it comes to definitively ruling out a mob tie. Daily Beast said the woman was Cali’s niece.

NBC New York reported that authorities are exploring a theory that the suspect “wanted to date one of the mob boss’s relatives and Cali told him to back off.” Daily Beast also reported that the murder “could have been the result of a personal spat involving a woman.” The New York Times reported that investigators were looking into whether the shooter had been instructed not to date Cali’s daughter, but stressed the investigation was in the early stages when it comes to definitively ruling out a mob tie. Daily Beast said the woman was Cali’s niece.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:21 PM

5. Was a domestic issue.

Shooter was dating Cali's cousin. Cali told Comello to quit seeing her.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:45 PM

9. The idiot shot

....a mob boss over this?

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Response to zentrum (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:01 PM

10. I think many of the youngins only know about "the mob"

from Hollywood - television ("The Sopranos" ) and the various older gangster movies. "Gangsta" is something hip hop (i.e., the whole racketeering thing is very diversified nowadays).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:22 PM

11. Yeah, even Tony

......Soprano was depressed that the Mob moment had passed.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:27 PM

12. That hasn't been confirmed by the police, as far as I can tell...

That might be relatively 'good news', if it can be proven. But unless he confessed upon being arrested - he now has a lawyer - I don't know how they would know that he killed him for that reason.

It's also possible that the police had 'sources' let that out in the short term, as a preventative measure. There had been earlier observations in the press about Cali's murder coming not that long after the release of Gene Gotti, John's brother, from prison late last year.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 12:18 AM

13. Mob expert's warning: 'This is not gonna be the last one'


Updated Mar 15, 10:27 PM; Posted Mar 15, 2019

By Irene Spezzamonte | ispezzamonte@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The recent killing of reputed Gambino boss Francesco (Franky Boy) Cali brought back chilling memories of an old New York, where mob disputes were frequently regulated on the streets.

Now, more than 30 years after the last assassination of a boss in the city, Cali’s murder outside his Hilltop Terrace home Wednesday night could mark the beginning of “a new bloodshed,” warned Christian Cipollini, organized crime historian and author.

“This is not common [anymore],” Cipollini said. “It could be an internal strike or the beginning of a mob war.”

Retaliation, he said, is very possible.

“Going by history, this is not gonna be the last one,” he said.

While the NYPD continues to investigate the motive and has not yet deemed the killing to be mob related, experts say uncertainty in the Mafia on both sides of the Atlantic could have played a role.

More:
https://www.silive.com/crime/2019/03/mob-experts-warning-this-is-not-gonna-be-the-last-one.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 07:52 AM

15. "Retaliation" might not be motive for future events, ...

... but there's a power vacuum to be filled, and competition to fill it. If Cali had a succession plan, it may not be all that violent, but ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 01:42 AM

14. Cosa Nostra News - Gangland News - There seems to be a cottage industry of Mob-watchers out there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 08:29 AM

16. The more I read about this story, the more I think of Trump and his "mob" in the White House...

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