The ex-boyfriend of the 20-year-old lady who was fatally shot whereas walking her 3-month-old infant in a stroller on the Upper East Side has been charged together with her homicide, police stated.
Isaac Argro, 22, who was named an individual of curiosity within the killing of Azsia Johnson quickly after she was slain Wednesday evening, was captured Friday and hauled to Manhattan’s nineteenth Precinct, police stated.
At the station home, Argro, who shares a baby with Johnson, refused to talk to investigators and requested for a lawyer, sources stated.
He was charged with homicide and legal possession of a weapon, NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a tweet.
Johnson’s mom, Lisa Desort, celebrated Argro’s arrest, and stated “justice is being served,” in a Friday evening interview with The Post.
But, the grief-stricken mother added, “it received’t deliver my lady again. My child remains to be in a chilly field.”
As the homicide suspect was led out of the precinct en path to Manhattan Crimnal Court late Friday, he ignored reporters’ questions. But whereas getting into Manhattan Central Booking he stated, “I’m harmless!”
Argro, of Brooklyn, was on legislation enforcement’s radar from the get-go over allegations that he abused and “stalked” Johnson up to now, sources and kinfolk have stated.
Johnson had reported to the cops on New Year’s Day that her ex had assaulted her at his house in Jamaica, Queens, whereas she was six months pregnant along with his baby, in accordance with kinfolk and police sources.
The younger mother even moved to an East Harlem home abuse shelter at one level over security issues, her mother Lisa Desort had informed The Post, however “someway [Argro] came upon the place my daughter lived,” she stated.
Despite her fears, Johnson informed kinfolk she deliberate to fulfill the toddler’s dad on Wednesday evening as a result of she “felt unhealthy” that he wasn’t of their daughter’s life, sources and kinfolk stated.
“She was actually depressed about her child not having a father,” Desort informed The Post in a separate Friday interview.
“She was like ‘mommy, my child’s not gonna have a father, due to the best way he’s. If he would simply change we might co-parent. But I’m even scared to let him preserve her,’” Desort recalled.
Johnson was on her method to meet her ex when she was shot within the head at point-blank vary close to Lexington Avenue and East ninety fifth Street, police and legislation enforcement sources have stated.
Desort stated her daughter had a nasty feeling about seeing her ex, however went forward with it anyway.
“I stated your ‘intestine is telling you don’t, so don’t — I actually don’t assume it’s best to cope with him in any respect’” Desort recalled telling her daughter.
“But you understand youngsters are going to do what they wish to do.”
Desort, who demanded the town and cops take home violence instances extra severely at a Thursday evening candlelight vigil, stated she had spoken personally with Mayor Eric Adams about changing into a voice for home abuse victims.
“I’ll try to do one thing for home violence. I really feel my voice and my expertise may have the ability to assist one other younger lady who’s being abused.”
Additional reporting by Robert Mecea