Former The Sopranos star Lillo Brancato Jr has been charged with the murder of a New York City police officer.
Brancato Jr, 29, is accused of fatally shooting officer Daniel Enchautegui, who interrupted the actor and his accomplice Steven Armento allegedly breaking into a Bronx home in search of drugs.
The actor and Armento are currently recovering from gunshot wounds in the Jacobi Medical Center. Brancato Jr has been charged with second-degree murder, while Armento faces first-degree murder charges.
De Niro says, "This is deeply disturbing news, a tragedy beyond comprehension."
Colombian-born Brancato Jr played small-time mobster Matt Bevilacqua in the 1999-2000 season of The Sopranos.
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