24-year-old Anthony Comello, who is detained in New Jersey Prison, will be officially indicted for murder when extradited to Stathon Quarter where the murder happened.
Comello's lawyer, Robert C. Gottlieb, said his client would give up the extradition when he showed up at the Ocean County Court in New Jersey on Monday.
"People who know him best, his family and friends can not believe what they hear," Gottlieb said in a statement Sunday. "There is something very bad here and we will get to the bottom of it." Shea did not give details of how Commello became a suspect. He said Comello "had traversed in some limited circumstances with the NYPD," but he would not say if he had a criminal record.
"While we believe the shooter is being held for this incident, the investigation is far from … endless," Shea said. Kali's murder does not seem to be related to the mafia, a source familiar with the investigation said on Sunday at CNN.
The source said Comello had some connection with one of Kali's family members and the Mafia boss did not agree with the relationship.
Kali, 53, was a senior member of the organized crime family in Gambino and is believed to be the acting boss, a law enforcement source confirmed.  Kali was at home with family members when a truck hit a car outside the dwelling, said Shea earlier in the week at a press conference. He went out to see what had happened, and the suspect pulled out a gun and started firing, Shea said.
When asked about Kali's reputation as a criminal boss, Shea said, "We know the past of Mr. Kali, and this will be part of this investigation as we determine what the motive is.
The detectives recovered a truck that they thought was involved, but not the weapon used in the shooting, Shea said.