Organized Crime Figure. He was the head of the Colombo crime family (named after him) from 1963 until he was shot in the head and critically wounded at a rally for the Italian American Civil Rights League (which he started) at Columbus Circle in New York City, New York on June 28, 1971. His shooting was ordered by rival organized crime figure Carlo Gambino, and he never revived, dying almost seven years later.
IN GOD'S CARE
JOSEPH SR. 1923 - 1978 COLOMBO