D'Amico's uncle Albert Embarrato was given the contract to murder Anthony Mirra by boss Joseph Massino. The hit was in retaliation for the Donnie Brasco infiltration. After Massino murdered Napolitano the year before, Mirra went into hiding. Massino assumed that Mirra would trust his own family, which is presumably why he gave the assignment to Mirra's uncle. On February 18, 1982, Al Walker lured Mirra into to a parking garage in Lower Manhattan. As Cantarella and Embarrato kept watch outside, D'Amico climbed into Mirra's gray Volvo and shot him in the temple at point blank range.
When the New York Police Department tapped on Mirra's car window hours later, he appeared to be sleeping: his head had fallen forward so his chin rested on his chest and his eyes were closed. He was shot three times, twice behind the ear and once in the cheek. A fourth bullet was lodged in his left knee. So much blood had drained down inside Mirra's jacket and into his pants that his yellow boxer shorts had turned red.