Suspect in custody for brutal Staten Island killing of reputed Gambino family boss, NYPD sources says personal dispute could be motive

A Staten Island man, after three days on the lam, was busted Saturday for gunning down the boss of the Gambino crime family — with his homicidal rage perhaps fueled by a lingering vendetta.

Suspect Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested down the Jersey Shore for the execution of reputed Mafia kingpin Frank Cali in a fusillade of gunfire outside his Staten Island home, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. The truck used to lure Cali into the line of fire was also recovered in Brick Township, N.J. — about 50 miles from the site of the fatal shooting.

The low-key Cali, who took over as head of the Gambino crime family in 2015, was shot 10 times and left to die behind the rear bumper of his Cadillac Escalade SUV. Comello fled in the truck and headed south to the Garden State town where his family owns a house.

An unspecified bone of contention between the killer and Cali — though not linked to the mob — is an “angle that is being explored” for a motive, a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News. A separate source had earlier told The News that the killing “appears” to be unrelated to any Mafia feud.