NYPD: A Suspect Remanded After The Murder Of The Famous Gambino Crimes Chief

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the NYPD announced Saturday that a suspect had been placed in custody and that he should be charged with murder in the assassination of Francesco Cali, the famous boss of the Gambino criminal family.

The suspect has been identified as Anthony Comello, 24, chief inspector Dermot Shea said on Saturday.

The suspect "is currently in New Jersey jail pending his court appearance." We expect that he will return to Staten Island to face charges of murder for Francesco Cali's death, happened Wednesday night, "said Shea.

Anthony Comello, 24, of Brick, N.J., has been identified as a suspect in the shooting death of renowned mafia boss Francesco Cali, authorities said. (Oceans County Prison)

Anthony Comello, 24, of Brick, N.J., has been identified as a suspect in the shooting death of renowned mafia boss Francesco Cali, authorities said. (Oceans County Prison)

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Shea noted that the investigation was still in its infancy and added that there remained several questions, including a clear reason.

Cali, 53 years old was killed on Wednesday night, Shot outside his home in New York. The authorities have been video surveillance review who captured Cali as he was leaving his home in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island around 9:15 pm after a man parked his vehicle in the Cadillac SUV parked in Cali.

According to Shea, it is not clear whether it is an installation or an accident. Cali has been hit several times, he said.

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The truck involved in the fight has since been found, although the murder weapon has not been, according to the police chief.

New York police have "an arrest warrant in hand from the Richmond County Attorney's Office," Shea said during the press conference, adding that the arrest of the suspect would occur during coordination with prosecutors from the county. New Jersey.

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"I do not think it will be done today," Shea said. "This will be done in the coming days and then we will work on extradition."

When asked about the suspect's arrest file, Shea said he "had met the NYPD in limited circumstances," including obtaining a parking ticket on Staten Island on the day of the assassination. Cali.

Frank Miles and Stephen Sorace of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.