Prosecutors say the boss of the notorious Gambino family, Frank Cali, was gunned down and killed outside his New York home.
“The investigation is still in progress and an arrest has not yet been made,” NYPD Assistant Chief Patrick Conry wrote in an email.
Conry said the 24-year-old was taken into custody early Saturday, but he did not say where. More information is expected to be released Saturday afternoon.
Citing “sources familiar with the investigation,” NBC 4 New York reported the 24-year-old was arrested in Brick, New Jersey.
Cali, 53, died at a hospital after being shot multiple times in the torso in front of his home in Staten Island. Police found Cali wounded after receiving a 911 call reporting an assault about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organization, related through marriage to the Inzerillo clan in the Sicilian Mafia.
His death marks the first killing of a boss in New York City in more than 30 years, according to reports.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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