The New York Police Department detained a suspect in New Jersey on Saturday 16th March 2019, whom they believe to be the key suspect behind the murder of crime lord Francesco Cali.
The Police department held a press conference at 2.21 pm (local time) to report that a 24-year individual named Anthony Comello has been arrested as a suspect behind the killing of Francesco Cali.
CAPTION: Anthony Comello arrested for the murder of Kingpin Francesco Cali
The NYPD official believes that Anthony is the shooter and is currently being held a prisoner in a New Jersey jail.
The police apprehended the 24-year-old man in New Jersey, who was driving a blue pick up truck which matches with the truck captured by the surveillance camera from the site of the shootout.
As per reports of the police investigators, the man from the pickup truck slammed into Cali's parked car and forced him to step out of the vehicle.
After a minute the suspect drew a handgun and fired 12 rounds, six of which hit Francesco.
The official says Frank then tried to hide behind the other guy's truck before the suspect fled away.
The 24-year-old who is from Staten Island was tracked down by the authorities in New Jersey using his cell phone.
The accused will be brought to Staten Island for trial. The police haven't reported the motive behind the murder.
They believe that the reason might be more personal rather than gang-related.
CAPTION: Francesco Cali
Francesco Cali was shot multiple times and killed outside a home in New York on Wednesday, 13th March 2019.
He was the head of the Gambino crime family after he replaced John Gotti in 2015.