"There were like six shots, and then there were three more", one witness told the Daily News. The others are the Bonanno, Colombo, Genovese and Lucchese families.
Probation asked that Cali, during his supervised-release period, only be allowed to associate with his uncles and brother-in-law at family social functions, such as weddings and holidays, and then, only with departmental approval.
Shea said the mob boss emerged from his home around 9:15pm. after the gunman backed his pickup into Cali's Cadillac SUV, damaging it. Capeci said the killing "doesn't have the feel" of a Mafia-sanctioned hit.
Detectives stand over body of reputed mob boss Paul Castellano, after execution on 46th St. Body of Castellano's chauffeur, Thomas Bilotti, lies partially covered in the street, far left. "There are exceptions, but that's not the case with his guy". He was arrested in 2008 as part of a sweeping indictment by the Justice Department against organized crime but has mostly kept a low profile since. Today's news is a big flashback to those days.
Gotti, with his expensive double-breasted suits and overcoats and silvery swept- back hair, became known as the Dapper Don, his smiling face all over the tabloids.
Meanwhile, on March 13, two heads of the Bonanno family, Joseph Cammarano Jr. and John Zancocchio, were acquitted in court on conspiracy and racketeering charges, the New York Times reported.
Cali, 53, said to be head of the infamous Gambino crime family, may not have seen the blue pickup truck approaching before it mowed him down.
Gotti, who later died in prison, took over the Gambino family at the time.
Cali was first reported to be in charge of the Gambino family in 2015.
Last October, 71-year-old Sylvester Zottola of the Bonanno family was shot dead while waiting in his vehicle for an order from a Bronx McDonald's.
Police confirmed the identity of Cali, who was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital. But at the age of 89 - roughly five years after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his role in 11 murders, Bulger was found dead in 2018 a West Virginia prison.
In that case, authorities intercepted conversations shedding light on his quiet underworld command.
"Papa! Papa!" one man yelled, a witness said.