The Latest: Gunman in mob boss slaying may have staged crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of reputed Gambino crime boss Francesco Cali (all times local):

3:35 p.m.

New York City police say the man who fatally shot the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family may have staged a car accident to lure him out of his home.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Thursday police are reviewing surveillance footage that captured the events surrounding Frank Cali’s death Wednesday night in Staten Island.

She described the shooter as an adult male who sped off in a pickup truck.

No arrests have been made.

Shea says Cali emerged from his home around 9:15 p.m. after the suspect backed his pickup truck into Cali’s Cadillac SUV.

Video shows the suspect pulling a 9 mm handgun and opening fire on Cali about a minute after they started talking.

At least 12 shots were fired.


12:01 a.m.

A man with reported ties to organized crime has been shot and killed in New York City.

Police say 53-year-old Francesco Cali was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Cali was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests.

No other information was provided by police.

The last crime family boss to be shot in New York City was Paul Castellano. The Gambino crime boss was assassinated outside Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan in 1985.

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