Lillo Brancato Jr., an actor who played a wanna-be mobster on THE SORPANOS, has been arrested for the murder of an off-duty New York cop. It seems Brancato was as doomed in real-life as he was on the show — the moron and a buddy broke into a vacant house that was right next door to a cop’s home. The cop caught them, sparking a shoot-out. The officer was killed and both Brancato and his cohort were shot multiple times but survived, albeit in critical condition:
Officer Daniel Enchautegui, 28, collapsed in the driveway of his Bronx home
and died shortly afterward.
The wounded suspects were quickly captured. Investigators identified one as
Lillo Brancato Jr., an actor who got his break in the Robert De Niro-directed
film "A Bronx Tale" in 1993, and played doomed mob wannabe Matt Bevilacqua
during the 1999-2000 season of "The Sopranos."