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Sunday, March 11, 2018

NYPD releases video of man wearing fedora believed to have shot up Brooklyn restaurant owned by Gambino soldier





Police have released surveillance footage of a man sporting a fedora and waist-length coat they believe blasted several bullets into a famed mob-linked Brooklyn restaurant.

Somebody fired several lead-filled shells into Marco Polo Ristorante on Court St. and Union St. in Carroll Gardens about 6 a.m. Feb. 25., according to cops. The restaurant was closed and nobody was inside.

A nearby surveillance camera caught the suspect walking toward the restaurant near the time of the shooting, police sources said.

He's described as white and about 6-foot-2 with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket and light-colored pants.

Somebody fired several lead-filled shells into Marco Polo Ristorante on Court St. and Union St. in Carroll Gardens about 6 a.m. Feb. 25., according to cops. The restaurant was closed and nobody was inside.

Cops weren't informed of the shooting until three hours later when a worker showed up and saw the damage.

Several bullet fragments were found inside the restaurant, cops said. No neighboring businesses were hit, leading investigators to believe the restaurant was targeted.

Reached by phone, restaurant workers have repeatedly declined to talk about the incident to reporters.

The suspect is described as white and about 6-foot-2 with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket and light-colored pants.

In 2008, restaurant owner Joseph "Marco Polo" Chirico, a reputed Gambino soldier, was busted in a sweeping mob indictment. He was accused of passing $1,500 in tribute money from a mob associate to another Gambino soldier, but he wound up with a slap on the wrist — six months of house arrest for money laundering and permission to spend 10 hours a day at his restaurant. Then-Borough President Marty Markowitz and his predecessor, Howard Golden, wrote letters of support on his behalf.

In 2014, Borough Hall celebrated him for using his connections in Italy to help bring an exhibition of medieval texts from the life of St. Francis of Assisi to Brooklyn.

Cops are asking anyone with information about the gunman to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/fedora-clad-man-wanted-shooting-mob-linked-restaurant-article-1.3866922


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