Thursday, July 8, 2010

Howard Beach guy whacked

From the Daily News:

Cops were hunting for a phantom gunman Monday who whacked a 41-year-old father near his Queens home.

Christopher Castellano was walking toward his car outside of his 79th St. townhouse in Howard Beach when he was ambushed Sunday just before midnight and shot in the back of the head.

Castellano, who had two children and dabbled in several small businesses according to relatives, died immediately.

Police said no one has been arrested.

The hit left Howard Beach residents spooked.

Daniel Pardo, 20, suspected that the timing of the killing - with Fourth of July fireworks blasting all night - was no coincidence.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you don't get too many comments on this story...

Anonymous said...

The killer's didn't even have the balls to face the guy when shooting him. People today are cowards.

They should have handed him a gun and had a good old fashioned duel.

Anonymous said...

"Dabbled in several small businesses"...yeah. Let me also add that HB residents are definitely NOT spooked by this type of crime. If you're not from neighborhoods like that then you don't understand, but in HB those types of crimes are considered business-related incidents that have little to do with people who mind their own business. In some perverse way, many think this type of behavior actually makes the neighborhood safer.

Anonymous said...

If only the local Italian community could stage an anti-mafia march, but no. Instead some locals prefer to "mind their own business," or say that the killing was "work-related."

Anonymous said...

How do you know at this point what the reason was?

Anonymous said...

^ Fairly true


Unlike more "ethnic" gangs who go around and harm the innocent more often than not, with the old school mafia's, 95% of the time, they wind up killing each other.

Its smart, because it brings less heat on them.

Don Fasool said...

"Leave the gun....take the cannolis"!

Wattsa matta wid you...face to face...(LOL) a bullet in the back of the head with a small caliber handgun is sop for mafia hits.

Didn't you ever see "the Godfather"?

Anonymous said...

Hey wasn't there a similar situation in Corona Queens?

Anonymous said...

I wish the story would be corrected before it was posted all over the damn internet. He was 49 and was a father to 3 children.

Anonymous said...

Hey wasn't there a similar situation in Corona Queens?

"...a similar..."

Which one and when?

Anonymous said...

This Fourth of July, same scenario, around 11pm.?

Anonymous said...

I knew him personally... I worked for him... No matter y wat happened, happened... He was still a good person... A father, a brother, and son... Some of u are making jokes about it like it's fucn funny.... There is NOTHING funny about someone getting killed... U didn't kno him... So a lot of these comments are ignorant, nieve, just plain stupid... God bless Chris and his family... I am so sorry 4 ur loss... I will b attending the funeral today..

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the Castallano family, i happened to know him personally and he was a stand up man, friend, father and son. May the beautiful memories you left behind help those through this emotional and hard time - We will truly miss you. You will never be forgotten Chris, May your family find peace in knowing that you are now with God. Many blessings, i will hold the great memories close to my heart!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the Castallano family, i happened to know him personally and he was a stand up man, friend, father and son. May the beautiful memories you left behind help those through this emotional and hard time - We will truly miss you. You will never be forgotten Chris, May your family find peace in knowing that you are now with God. Many blessings, i will hold the great memories close to my heart!

barbara said...

I attended Chris's funeral all of his children were crying and in shock ......go to hell all of you who think this is a place to pass judgement on someone you do not even know and to make jokes while a family may be reading your bullshit too ......Chris may not have been a Saint but neither are any of you assholes on here........those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and I hope that one day if a story is on here about a death in your family.......that the same assholes on here will be mocking and judging them in your time of mourning.......what comes around goes around........it's just a matter of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oops...some of you posters had better go into a witness protection.

Anonymous said...

what the fuck this was a fucked up tradgedy here !! u mutha fuckas are making jokes ?? you cock suckers !! id smack all u fucks... have sum respect for the dead !!!

Anonymous said...

listen here all u people..have some respect for the dead here...how dare u say sum of the bullshit thats coming outa your mouths about this man...whatever the reason it was isnt important sumbody lost there life and ur laughing wat a crying shame !!!

barbara said...

A week ago today we lost a good friend......my heart goes out to you Chris and to your heartbroken family :(

Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!
THE JOE DIMAGGIO CREW

Anonymous said...

SOMEONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME HOW DOES A GUY GET LOCKED UP WITH 150 PEOPLE IN AN INTERNATIONAL INDICTMENT AND FACING 15YRS TO LIFE WALK AROUND ON BAIL FOR 2YEARS AND TRAVEL TO FLORIDA AND WHERE EVER HE WANTS WITH NO SUPERVISED RELEASE OR HOUSE ARREST WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CASE OVER HIS HEAD BUT YET HE STILL HAD A PASSPORT AND WASN'T EVEN CONSIDERED TO BE A FLIGHT RISK AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND HE HAD JUST REACHED A DEAL TO DO ONLY 14 MONTHS COME ON DO THE MATH ITS A NO BRAIN ER PEOPLE HE TALKED AND TALKED AND TALKED GOOD GUY BUT I GUESS HE COULDN'T DO THE TIME THAT'S THE PROBLEM TODAY EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A GANGSTER UNTIL THEY GET CAUGHT'' READ UP ON HIS CASE HE WAS INVOLVED WITH 60 MILLION IN CASH AND THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF COKE AND HE ONLY GETS 14 MONTHS YOU PEOPLE ALL MUST BE SUFFERING FROM SMALL BRAIN DISEASE LOL''''

Anonymous said...

for the person who wants to try to put chris on blast you seem to think you know alot of his business maybe your the one that did it since you seem so jealous of him chris was ready to do his time and not no 14 months he would never be a rat he would never talk like you are if anyone is a rat its you putting peoples business out their like that if you don't know what your talking about you shouldn't talk at all and if you feel you do know you should keep your mouth shut you suspect

Anonymous said...

To the person who seems to think they know my friend! 1st of all, as anyone with a brain knows the media and the Feds blow up the situation for the press! Chris's big fucking part in that big bust was for helping a friend get what was taken, that's all, he was no Rat, Fuck all of you fake ass mother fuckers out there! Javier stop bashing Chris! We all know your a confidential informant you fucking piece of shit! You made 1 mistake, you underestimated the strength of the bonds CaSS formed with everyone he came in contact with over the years! He has friends that love him, people he loved and looked out for!Your days gonna come, kharma is unavoidable, you know what you did! But so do we.

Anonymous said...

My condolenensces to the Castellano family....Chris definetely was a true stand up guy....We miss you Chris....
Shauny Shakes

Anonymous said...

It's been almost a yr & I just found out today . I just wanna say how sorry I am to his whole family . I knew Chris . He was a standup guy & had a huge heart. Which is more than I can say for the people talking shit on here . We all know if he was still alive none of you would be saying shit. Chris had a heart of gold . I know he is with RP sipping on some blue right now .
Rest In Peace Chris
Love ,
Christina

Anonymous said...

It's been 3 years today since you left us and I still miss my friend Chris . I remember staying up all night playing gin after watching Monday Night Football and eating pancakes that his cousin made for us . He was a great guy and most of you never really knew him. He was a very complicated individual with a heart of gold. If he liked you he would give you the shirt of his back.

We will always remember this day in our hearts .

Your cousin
Always love you