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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cops let shooter of Gambino boss loose a month before murder

The right-winger accused of killing a Mafia boss landed on the NYPD’s radar last month for erratic behavior — but cops let him walk away without investigating further, police officials acknowledged Tuesday.
On Feb. 21, “There was an incident at the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan where he showed up asking to make a citizen’s arrest of a number of elected officials,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller of Anthony Comello, 24, who is suspected of fatally shooting Gambino crime family chief Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali last week.
“These were rambling statements, but it involved that he wanted to make citizen arrests of Maxine Waters, Congressman Schiff,” Miller said.
Waters and Adam Schiff are both Democratic representatives from California.
Comello also “blamed Nancy Pelosi and all kinds of other people for stealing the election,” the deputy commissioner added.
Pelosi is the Democratic House speaker from California.
“Based on that incident and the language used there, his description and image, police officers who were assigned to Gracie Mansion recognized him as an individual they encountered the following day, Feb. 22, as somebody who showed up asking to make a citizen’s arrest of the mayor,” Miller said.
“They engaged in conversation with him, and while they were waiting for a sector car to show up, he walked off. That was the extent of the contact.”
Less than a month later, Comello gunned down Cali in front of the mafioso’s Staten Island home, possibly in a snit over being barred from dating the mobster’s niece, law enforcement sources have said.
Comello showed up in court Monday covered in scrawls related to President Trump and the conspiracy-theorist QAnon movement.
The suspect’s pals told The Post that in recent months, Comello appeared to become unhinged as he posted anti-Democrat and pro-Trump posts.



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