The man wanted for the hit-and-run that killed a young Brooklyn couple was taken into custody by authorities in Pennsylvania, 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 pm.
He was taken to State Police Troop M barracks – and police now must extradite him back to New York.
The news came after a three-day manhunt for Acevedo, who faces charges over the Sunday hit-and-run deaths of Nachman and Raizy Glaubel and their baby boy.
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said earlier that cops had been in contact with the ex-con’s pal, Derrick Hamilton.
“He said the individual wants to turn himself in, and he was going to do it he believed today with an attorney,” Kelly said, adding that cops weren’t sure if “this is a game or what.”
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.