For the first time in three decades, a mob boss is killed in the streets of New York City. Also known as “FrankCali”, Francesco Cali, 53, of 25 Hilltop Terrace, Staten Island was having dinner with his children and wife when he stepped outside and then was shot multiple times in the torso and chest at approximately 9:17PM last night.
According to his wife, he was called outside and a driver of a blue pick up truck fired multiple rounds and run him over. He was taken to Northwell’s Staten Island University Hospital as a level one trauma with severe blood loss and there he was pronounced dead.
First mob boss to begun downed in 34 years on New York City street. (GDano/CNEWSTODAY). According to the NYPD, officers were responding to a 911 call of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, the 53-year-old male was found with multiple gunshots to the torso and chest.
The reputed boss “Frank” who has ties with the Gambino crime family and originally tied with the Inerzillo Mafia Family of Sicily was ambushed and ran over multiple times by the driver of a blue pick up truck that is still on the loose.
NYPD Crime Scene Investigation Unit at 25 Hilltop Terrace where the mob boss was murdered. (GDano/CNEWSTODAY)
The NYPD is interviewing possible witnesses and tracking down the driver. Historically, the Gambino crime family was once the leaders in organized crime lost its reach when federal prosecutors sent all the crime bosses to jail in the 1980s and 1990s.
The morning after the murder a video of a fresh crime scene in Staten Island. (GDano/CNEWSTODAY)
The low profile boss “Cali” is the first mob boss to be killed on the streets of New York City in thirty-four years. The last mob boss killed was Paul Castellano, who also owns a house on Todt Hill, Staten Island, was executed in front of Sparks Steakhouse in 1985.
Home of mob boss at 25 Hilltop Terrace in the background the morning after he was killed. (GDano/CNEWSTODAY).
The homicide of boss Frank is still under investigation by the NYPD.
Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested near a motel in New Jersey. The multi-agency task force included the FBI, the NYPD detectives Unit, NJ State Troopers, US Marshalls, NYS Court Officers and the Department of Corrections. The agencies were tasked to keep the mob killer from being executed. Joseph “C” as he wants to be called says, “he’s a dead man walking, if you kill a monster you’ll likely to be dead, too”. Another man also said, “they will find him in jail and kick his ass”.
No official word from officials when the trial for the murder of “FrankCali” will be.