OTTAWA (Canada), Jan 31, 2016:
A former Mafia don with a long history as a leading figure in Canada’s crime underworld has been gunned down at his home in Toronto, police said on Saturday.
Authorities said Rocco Zito, 87 – for years a senior member of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta, or Calabrian mafia – was found fatally shot at his home late on Friday.
A suspect, Domenico Scopelliti, 51, identified in the Canadian media as the dead man’s son-in-law, has turned himself in according to news reports, which said he faces a first degree murder charge in the case.
Police however, have issued no statement about the relationship between Zito and Scopelliti and have not yet disclosed a possible motive for the homicide.