Williamsburg hit-and-run suspect surrenders in Pennsylvania

March 6, 2013 Heather Chin
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UPDATE, 3/7/2013: Acevedo is now in Brooklyn awaiting arraignment.

 

Julio Acevedo, 44, surrendered to police in a pre-arranged meeting spot along Interstate 78 this evening, after being on the run for over three days after the fatal hit-and-run car accident he allegedly caused in Williamsburg early Sunday morning, March 3.

Acevedo reportedly arranged the surrender outside a Turkey Hill Mini Market at 1140 Hellertown Road in Bethlehem, Pa. through a friend, Derrick Hamilton, who was also the intermediary for Acevedo’s phone interviews with various media outlets over the past few days.

Plainclothes officers from the NYPD’s Brooklyn North Warrant’s Violent Felony Squad along with the Regional Fugitive Task Force arrived at the meeting point at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, and Acevedo walked directly to one of the cars, where he was surrounded and handcuffed before being taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police to await extradition to New York City.

In an interview with ABC News, Acevedo said that his “heart goes out to [the victims]” and claimed that he was speeding that night in an effort to escape someone who was shooting at him. The NYPD has not confirmed any reports of gunshots being fired in the area at the time.

Acevedo is accused of driving the grey 2010 BMW that slammed into the livery cab carrying Nathan and Raizi Glauber, both 21, at Kent Avenue and Wilson Street in Williamsburg, killing both, injuring the cab driver, and requiring an emergency Cesarean section on six-months-pregnant Raizi. The baby boy, named after his father, managed to survive for one day before dying on Monday, March 4.

The three victims were buried in Orange County, NY; the 32-year-old cab driver remains hospitalized, in stable condition, at Bellevue Hospital.


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