UPDATE: Earlier reports of Julio Acevedo's arrest were premature. Follow our story here for the latest on the Brooklyn hit-and-run suspect.
Brooklyn hit-and-run suspect Julio Acevedo has been arrested in connection with the Sunday accident that killed Nachman and Raziel Glauber.
“*UPDATE* Arrest has been made! "Julio Acevedo M/H/44 wanted in connection of a car accident w/fatalities,” tweeted the One Police Plaza Twitter account.
The Glaubers, both 21, were killed in the early Sunday accident. Their baby, which was delivered via C-section following the crash, initially survived the incident but died Monday morning.
It’s unclear whether Acevedo turned himself in to authorities or if police caught him. A friend of the Brooklyn hit-and-run suspect told the New York Daily News that Acevedo was planning on getting enough cash to hire a lawyer and then turn himself in.
“He’s willing to cop out to whatever it is. He’s admitting his responsibility,” friend Derrick Hamilton told the paper.
Police believe the 44-year-old was the driver of the SUV that plowed into the taxi cab that the Glaubers were riding in early Sunday morning. The cab was parked at a stop light; its driver sustained minor injuries but the Glaubers died in the crash.
Acevedo allegedly told friends that he went for a joyride in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when he saw an old nemesis. The enemy was chasing Acevedo around the neighborhood when the 44-year-old slammed on the gas before crashing into the taxi cab, according to the Daily News.
A Williamsburg photographer told the New York Post that he saw a man return to the scene of the hit-and-run.
“It was absolutely freezing, and this guy was wearing a sweater, smoking a cigarette. He looked very nervous,” said Shimon Gifter. “He just looked at the crash and went back the same way he came, up Kent Avenue. He just disappeared.”
The deaths hit the Orthodox Jewish community hard, with estimates ranging from hundreds to thousands of mourners who attended funerals for the Glaubers.
"It’s a great tragedy for the community,” said Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, of the Khal Yitav Lev synagogue in Williamsburg. “We have to hold on together and see what we can do to make things better. This is a very, very big tragedy.”
Raziel Glauber’s brother, Nuchem Yoel Silberstein, called her “the crown of the family."
He told mourners, “We were sitting together last night and today she’s gone.”
Silberstein said his brother-in-law was a model husband.
“We can all learn from him how to treat a wife,” he said. “The way he treated her was special.”
Acevedo’s arrest comes amid reports that the 44-year-old has a lengthy rap sheet that includes manslaughter and DWI.
Acevedo killed Kelvin “50 Cent” Martin in 1987, the Post reported, landing the suspected hit-and-run driver in Attica prison for the slaying.
South Jamaica, Queens-born rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was inspired to use 50 Cent as his stage name from Martin, according to the New York daily.
The Daily News said that included a DWI arrest last month.
Acevedo allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of .13, above the legal limit of .08 in New York, after driving home from a baby shower in Brooklyn.
Police claimed he was slurring his words and driving erratically. He is scheduled to appear in court on the DWI charges April 10.
An earlier report said Acevedo had been arrested, citing a tweet that turned out to be false.
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...