"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 auto accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.
USA police on Saturday arrested a man whom they expect to charge with the murder of reputed NY mafia boss Francesco "Frank" Cali.
Cali was gunned down outside his home in Staten Island, New York, Wednesday, cops said. "The investigation will turn to were other parties involved in this, gathering future and additional evidence and working on the motive for this particular crime".
When asked about Cali's reputation as a crime boss, Shea said, "We are well aware of Mr. Cali's past".
A man has reportedly been arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco "Frank" Cali, the alleged leader of the notorious Gambino crime family.
The 53-year-old was shot six times in the chest before being run over by a blue pickup truck, according to police.
Sources said a murder warrant is expected to be drawn up by the Richmond County District Attorney's office in Staten Island, and Comello will likely be transported to NY after an extradition hearing is held in New Jersey.
Comello's fingerprints were found on Cali's license plate, sources said.
Shea said police have recovered the truck but have not recovered the gun used in the murder. Authorities have been examining surveillance video that captured Cali as he exited his home, in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island, around 9:15 p.m. after a man backed his vehicle into Cali's parked Cadillac SUV.
While Shea said investigators have not ruled anything out, even probing whether Comello was hired to kill Cali, several sources said this didn't seem to be a traditional organized crime hit, believing it was something more personal.
Cali was released after 16 months in federal prison in April 2009 for an extortion scheme.
He had been considered a unifying figure in the years after then-Gambino boss John Gotti, "Dapper Don", was convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992 and sent to prison for life, CNN affiliate WPIX reported.