Alleged New York mob boss shot and killed on Staten Island

Alleged New York mob boss shot and killed on Staten Island

No arrests were immediately made and police were scouring for video and looking for witnesses to the shooting, police said.

Cali was the first NY crime family boss shot since 1985, when Paul Castellano, who owned a mansion on Todt Hill, was executed as he arrived at Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan.

Shortly after, emergency responders arrived on the scene and Cali, who was born in New York City, was transported to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A witness told The New York Daily News: 'There were like six shots, and then there were three more.

Gotti died of cancer in prison in 2002.

Cali was first reported to be in charge of the Gambino family in 2015.

He was promoted to acting boss of the Gambino crime family in 2015 and was involved in trafficking heroin and Oxycontin, they alleged.

Two of the most notorious Gambino capos, John Gotti (left) and Paul Castellano (right), are seen above. John Gotti and his turncoat underboss, Sammy "Bull" Gravano watched the action from Third Avenue.

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It was a marked change from the Gotti era, which brought with its unnecessary attention and exposure.

Following his release, federal agents kept an eye on him and tried to prevent him from meeting and doing business with members of the Sicilian Mafia, according to New York Daily News.

He also had close ties through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Palermo, Sicily, having married Rosaria Inzerillo, a sister of Pietro Inzerillo and a relative of Gambino associate Frank Inzerillo.

He rose quickly through the ranks of organized crime, becoming a powerful capo before the age of 40, less than a decade after he became an inducted member, according to court papers.

In 2008, he was arrested and hit with federal racketeering charges as part of a major mob bust called Operation Old Bridge, which took down over 60 mobsters and associates.

Unlike other mobsters, Cali had few run-ins with the law.

On June 4, 2008, Cali pleaded guilty to conspiring to extort money.

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