The head of a New York crime family was fatally shot in a gangland-style murder in front of his Staten Island home.
The New York Post reports that Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, believed to be the boss of the Gambino crime family, was shot and killed Wednesday night in front of his mansion in the Staten Island neighborhood of Todt Hill. Cali’s wife and children were reportedly inside the home at the time.
According to the report, Cali was also run over after he was shot, and a gunman inside a pickup truck was seen fleeing the scene.
Cali, 53, was later pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital North.
An identified law enforcement source reportedly said the hit was “disrespectful” because it took place at Cali’s outer-borough home.
“Even Gotti had more respect,” a police source told the New York Post. “He did it out in Manhattan.”
Famed mobster John Gotti ordered the hit of Paul Castellano in 1985 at a Manhattan steakhouse, which was the last time a mob boss was murdered in New York City, the New York Post reports.