Julio Acevedo, the man wanted by police in New York in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed an expectant couple, told New York's Daily News he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him.
The couple's baby was delivered prematurely after the crash on Sunday, but later died.
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