Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from ny.
The mafia didn't kill Gambino boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali - a twentysomething Staten Island hothead with a personal beef did, police and sources said Saturday. In a statement, police said the investigation is still in progress and an arrest has not yet been made.
Police apprehended Anthony Comello in New Jersey on Saturday and expect to charge him with murdering Cali, the New York Police Department's Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told a news conference.
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 vehicle to lure him outside. He was shot six times before reportedly being run over.
Shea said police have recovered the truck but have not recovered the gun used in the murder.
Investigators in NY are searching for an attacker who killed an alleged gangster, Franky Boy Cali, outside his home on Wednesday night.
Federal prosecutors referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Mafia's Gambino family, once one of the most powerful crime organizations in the country.
The 53-year-old Cali, who was shot to death on Wednesday outside his Staten Island home, was allegedly the head of the Gambino family, one of the five Italian-American Mafia families that have historically dominated organized crime in NY and New Jersey. They were able to link him to Cali's murder after finding his fingerprints on a silver Cadillac Escalade belonging to the deceased mobster.
The last crime family boss to be shot in New York City was Paul Castellano.