December 12, 2005

life imitates art imitates life

NEW YORK (AP) An actor who once played an aspiring mobster on The Sopranos faces murder charges along with another man in the death of an off-duty police officer, authorities said Sunday.

Lillo Brancato Jr., 29, was hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds suffered when the officer shot him after catching two men breaking into a home. Brancato’s friend Steven Armento, 48, was also shot and in critical condition.

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