An innocent man is shot dead by a Camorra mafia wannabe hitman as the “baptism of a killer” in broad daylight in a scene compared to the Gomorrah TV show
- David Fogler, 56, who occasionally worked as a valet, was shot in the head in Naples
- He was shot at point-blank range and the body was found in a room overlooking the street
- The death was initially ruled an accident, but the autopsy found evidence of homicide
- Investigators are investigating the theory that the killer may have tested the gun on him
An innocent man was shot dead by a Camorra mafia wannabe hitman in broad daylight in a scene likened to the Gomorrah TV show as “the baptism of a murderer”.
Davide Fogler, 56, who occasionally worked as a valet, was shot in the head on July 31 in Bagnoli, Naples. His body was found in a room overlooking the street.
The shooting has been compared by local media to something from the Italian mafia TV show Gomorrah.
Gomorrah (Gomorrah in English) is a crime drama that aired from 2014 to 2021 and tells the story of a Napolitano mafia family.
Filmed mostly in Scampia, it focuses on the life of Ciro Di Marzio, who is a member of the Savastano clan of the Camorra.
In Gomorrah, Ciro Di Marzio took a young Gennaro Savastano to shoot a drug addict to teach him how to kill in a “murderer’s baptism”.
The newspapers “Il Mattino”, “Il Messaggero” and “La Repubblica” report that the shooting could possibly have been a “murderer’s baptism” like the scene in Gomorrah.
In Gomorrah, Ciro Di Marzio took a young Gennaro Savastano to shoot a drug addict to teach him how to kill in a “murderer’s baptism”. Investigators say Mr Fogler’s killing may also have been a “murderer’s baptism”. Pictured: Gennaro Savastano (Salvatore Esposito), right. Picture left: Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D’Amore)
Investigators have said this “murderer’s baptism” would have allowed the person to examine the gun’s live effects, a sort of test to gain experience with a gun.
Fogler’s death was previously ruled an accident, with investigators believing he hit his head on a piece of furniture and sought help before collapsing.
But then an autopsy revealed that he was murdered. No information about the incident was given to the police by passers-by.
The Today Chronicle reported that Mr Fogler was hit at close range.
Davide Fogler, 56, who occasionally worked as a valet, was shot in the head on July 31 in Bagnoli, Naples. Pictured: The Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius (archive image)
Another theory investigators have is that the killing may have occurred in retaliation against the homeless, according to V News.
Police previously determined that Mr Fogler was not involved in organized crime prior to his death and was not in an argument with anyone prior to his death.
Fanpage reported that he was not involved in organized crime and that he was a “ghost” who had an apartment but lived like a homeless person.
The Mobile Squad of the Naples Police Headquarters, led by Alfredo Fabbrocini, is investigating the case.