Angelo Musitano Of Hamilton Mobster Family Shot To Death

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HAMILTON — Police in Hamilton say a member of a notorious mobster family has been shot to death outside his home.

Angelo Musitano, 39, was shot numerous times while he sat in his pickup truck in his driveway in the Hamilton community of Waterdown around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Det. Sgt. Peter Thom says Musitano is part of a well-known crime family in Hamilton.

He says the shooting was targeted and the public isn't in danger.

Brothers freed from prison in 2008

Musitano and his brother, Pat Musitano, were charged with first-degree murder in the 1997 death of Hamilton crime boss Johnny "Pops'' Papalia.

The brothers pleaded guilty in 2000 to an offence of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Papalia's associate, Carmen Barillaro, as part of a plea deal. The charge relating to Papalia was withdrawn.

The Musitano brothers were freed in 2008 after serving part of their 10-year prison terms.

Thom says the person who shot Angelo Musitano was a stocky man wearing a dark toque, black jacket, grey pants and dark shoes, who took off in a dark four-door sedan.

Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact them.