A few days ago, a devastating hit-and-run crash killed a young Jewish couple and their unborn child. The couple died almost immediately and the baby boy was delivered by Caesarean section from his dead mother’s womb but died the next day. It was a tragic accident that shook the Jewish community in Brooklyn, with hundreds of people turning up to mourn their deaths at their funeral.
The suspect that was wanted in connection with the hit-and-run crash had reportedly fled the scene as soon as the BMW he was driving crashed into the cab carrying the young Jewish couple. He was never seen again – at least not for a few days.
Just today, the suspect aka 44-year-old Julio Acevedo, surrendered to the police.
According to the NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, Julio was arrested in the parking lot of a mini mall in Pennsylvania. Julio has apparently agreed to turn himself in, allowing his friend, Derrick Hamilton to facilitate the arrest. The police met the friend at Grand Central Station before driving off together to Pennsylvania, where Julio was waiting for the detectives.
Julio, who has criminal records, said that he was speeding away from a gunman who was trying to shoot him when the accident happen. However, there were no reports of gunshots in the area at that time. Also, Julio was just arrested a month prior to the hit-and-run for DUI as well as convicted for manslaughter in 1987 plus drug and robbery chargers. He has even served 10 years in jail before being sent back for parole violation.
Jewish community spokesman Isaac Abraham has since called on prosecutors to charge Julio Acevedo with three counts of murder for the violent hit-and-run wreck.