New York City Police officials were awaiting the return of a man arrested Wednesday in Pennsylvania in connection with a hit and run that left a Jewish family dead in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Julio Acevedo surrendered and was arraigned on fugitive charges Wednesday night. He was wanted in the death of Nachman and Raizy Glauber, whose car he struck while they were headed to the hospital to deliver their baby. The child initially survived the accident but died the following day.
The surrender, which occurred shortly after 5 p.m., was brokered by Acevedo’s friend, Derrick Hamilton.
Hamilton met NYPD officers at Grand Central Station and traveled with them to Bethlehem. Acevedo was given a description of the unmarked police cars that would be waiting for him in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill minimart.
“He walked up to the car and got in,” a witness told The Daily News. “No words or nothing.”
Community leaders in Williamsburg cheered the end of the interstate manhunt and demanded murder charges against Acevedo.
“We are going to ask that the prosecutor charges him with a triple homicide,” said local leader Isaac Abraham. “Nothing less than murder.”
Abraham, speaking outside the 90th Precinct stationhouse, said Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes told him Acevedo would face manslaughter charges.