(STMW) — A Rosemont man who came to local attention for being photographed sleeping on the job as a tollway supervisor was shot and killed Wednesday in a domestic incident, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Joseph Caffarello, 31, was shot on Scott Street just south of Granville Avenue, authorities said.
An off-duty Rosemont police officer allegedly shot and killed Caffarello, and Rosemont has turned the investigation over to the Illinois State Police, according to a news release from Rosemont police. The police officer, who has been on the job for four years, has been put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Caffarello was on the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times two years ago.
The former Illinois Tollway garage supervisor was fired by the agency multiple times, and Caffarello was successful in wining his job back twice.
In March 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Caffarrello had been fired again — for snoozing on the job (with photographic evidence), intimidating tollway employees and threatening to bring down the tollway’s inspector general — and again he sought to win his job back.
Caffarello wasn’t shy about bragging that he had clout that protected him, authorities say.
Caffarello did have ties to people with mob or political connections, public records show.
His uncle, whom Caffarello once wrote raised him like a father, is the late mob street tax collector Anthony “Jeep” Daddino.
No one has accused Caffarello of having ties to organized crime.
But his uncle, Daddino, has been described by the Chicago Crime Commission as an “Outfit member” who was friends with the first mayor of Rosemont, Donald Stephens, and was a village employee. Daddino also worked for the late, feared mob killer Frank “The German” Schweihs, court records show.
When he wasn’t working at the tollway, Caffarello found work at D & P Construction, which has been tied to the family of reputed Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo.