Gaspare Magaddino was a Bonanno gunman who was wanted for multiple crimes by the time of his death. The FBI and the International Police (Interpol) were among the authorities pursuing him then. The New York Police Department and Long Island Police also followed him, particularly after a triple murder carried out in Ridgewood, Queens in 1967. Magaddino was believed to have been the trigger man in this hit that killed three gambling operatives at the Cypress Garden restaurant. One of the victims, the brother of Thomas "Smitty" D'Angelo, was considered an innocent victim in the shootings.