Carl Lastorino, Luchese Mob Son, Shot to Death by NYPD After Failed Murder Attempt
Carl Lastorino, the"bumbling" son
of the Luchese family's Frank Lastorino Sr., pulled a real A.J. Soprano earlier this week when he left two suicide notes, one including the line, "I can no longer live as a failure," and then went and failed anyway before being killed by the NYPD.
Lastorino went to an East New York tire shop on a mission to kill the also mob-affiliated man Peter Argentina, and their whole encounter is captured in the above security footage. Lastorino asked the man if he was "Pete," to which Argentina said yes. Lastorino then started shooting from a few feet away but only hit Argentina in the hand and shoulder, and missed a few more times as the would-be victim ran away.
A few minutes later, as he hopped in a black cab, Lastorino was pursued by police and jumped out to confront them, yelling, "You're not going to take me alive! You are going to have to shoot me!" They did, and he died.
St. John's Red Storm Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge Matadors Womens Basketball
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 6:30pm
Tire Pros Classic - Syracuse V Uconn
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 7:30pm
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
TicketsMon., Dec. 5, 8:30pm
Sources blame "deep depression," not the mob, for the bloodshed.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.