Monday, August 14, 2023

The Angelo Bruno hit

Angelo Bruno, head of the Philadelphia crime family, was killed in March 1980 via a shotgun blast to the back of the head. Bruno’s consigliere, Antonio Caponigro was upset that Bruno was limiting involvement in drugs, cutting Caponigro off from profits. Caponigro ordered a hit on Bruno.
Since the hit hadn’t been authorized by the Commission, Caponigro had to be punished for his disrespect. Betrayed by his friend and co-conspirator, Frank Tieri, Caponigro was shot by Joe 'Mad Dog' Sullivan while parked outside his Philadelphia home. His body was later found in the trunk of a car in the South Bronx with 14 bullet and knife wounds and $300 stuffed into his mouth and anus to symbolize his greed.

See ----->Joseph 'Mad Dog' Sullivan