The man wanted for the hit-and-run that killed a young Brooklyn couple surrendered to authorities in Pennsylvania this evening, the NYPD said.
Julio Acevedo, 44, was nabbed at the Turkey Hill Mini Mart on Route 68 in Bethlehem, PA, where the NYPD had arrangements to meet the driver, cops said.
The arrangements were made by Acevedo’s pal, Derrick Hamilton, who arrived with the Brooklyn North Warrant Violent Felony Squad and the US Marshal Regional Task Force around 5:10 p.m. after cops picked him up at Grand Central Station earlier today.
The fugitive calmly approached cops as they pulled into the parking lot.
“His demeanor was unremarkable,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
Brooklyn North Officer Arthur Molnar told Acevedo he was under arrest for leaving the scene of an accident. He was cuffed from behind.
Acevedo made no statements to cops, and was taken to a nearby state police barracks.
It was unclear what he was doing in Pennsylvania or how long he had been there.
The news came after a three-day manhunt for Acevedo, who faces charges over the Sunday hit-and-run deaths of Nachman and Raizy Glauber and their baby boy.
Acevedo, who was busted for drunken driving just two week before the high-speed crash, told ABC News/Channel 7 yesterday that he was fleeing a gunman in Fort Greene when he smashed into the couple. The newlyweds were on their way to the hospital.
Hamilton will not faces charges since he worked with cops to get his friend to turn himself in, cops said.
Source: NY Post