Lillo Brancato Jr., best known for his roles in A Bronx Tale and The Sopranos, was released from prison Tuesday after spending nearly a decade in lockup, CNN reports. The Colombia-born actor, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after attempting to steal drugs from a vacant house in New York City. When Brancato and his accomplice, Steven Armento, were confronted by off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui – who happened to live next door – Armento shot the cop in the chest. Enchautegui was later pronounced dead at the Bronx’s Jacobi Medical Center. Brancato was found guilty of attempted burglary; Armento was convicted for shooting Enchautegui and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
“I’m finally home!” Brancato tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you God for a second chance at life. I won’t let you down this time. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!”