Gambino Crime Boss, Frank Cali, Shot Fatally Outside Staten Island Home
Family crime boss, Frank Cali was shot fatally outside his Staten Island home. Police are searching for Cali’s murderer who fired off at least six shots before running him over with a blue pickup truck.
There are still no leads as to wether the assassination was a mob-related incident or a rogue gunman.
Cali was shot outside his Staten Island home around 9:20 p.m. while his family waited helplessly inside. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
In 2015, Cali had become the Gambino Family’s acting boss after the late Domenico Cefalu. The Gambino Family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the U.S., but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent its top leaders to prison and diminished its reach.
Previous to the shooting, Cali had been keeping out of the spotlight. Cali was said to be an old school boss and had unified the family since taking lead in 2010. Cali had only one mob related criminal conviction and it was ties to a nascar track on Staten Island. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison and was released in 2009.
Neighbors said they heard a round of gunshots Wednesday evening, and Cali’s body was left a bloody mess in the middle of the street. This was the first family crime shooting in New York in 34 years following the assassination of Paul Castellano who was murdered outside Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan, a killing organized by John Gotti.