The gunman wanted for killing a New Jersey entrepreneur over a bogus car rental was busted when officers approached a double-parked car and recognized him, police said Friday.
Kevin Faneus, a 22-year-old Crip gang member, was nabbed Wednesday on Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush, less than a half-mile from where he allegedly killed Julftson Remy, 24, early on Sept. 17.
Faneus was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail at arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court on Friday.
Remy, born and raised in Orange, N.J., traveled 40 miles to deliver a black BMW rental car to his killer, meeting him about 2:40 a.m. on Glenwood Road near E. 36th St., police said.
Remy was reluctant to personally provide the vehicle in a deal one of his employees arranged on Instagram, according to Jean Remy, the victim’s father.
When Julftson Remy and the worker arrived in Brooklyn the renter paid $2,200 in cash — but Remy’s employee failed to check the customer’s ID before the man left with the car, said the dad.
His son scanned the identification himself and discovered the credential was bogus, and traced the renter through a tracking device inside the rented BMW, the father said.
When the young businessman exited his Mercedes-Benz GL to speak with the driver, he was immediately shot, according to his father.
“It’s a big loss,” said Jean Remy. “I’m devastated. My son was a lover. He helped everybody. Not only me, but the town of Orange lost the sweetest boy we ever had.”
Faneus, police said, has numerous arrests. Records show he was conditionally released by parole in September 2021 after serving time for attempted robbery and intimidating a witness.