Azsia Johnson’s ex Isaac Argro charged in slaying of NYC mom

The ex-boyfriend of the 20-year-old lady who was fatally shot whereas strolling her 3-month-old toddler in a stroller on the Higher East Aspect has been charged along 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 night time, was captured Friday and hauled to Manhattan’s nineteenth Precinct, police stated.

On 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 prison possession of a weapon, NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a tweet.

Azsia Johnson
Azsia Johnson was killed on the Higher East Aspect whereas strolling along with her child.

Johnson’s mom, Lisa Desort, celebrated Argro’s arrest, and stated “justice is being served,” in a Friday night time interview with The Publish.

However, the grief-stricken mother added, “it gained’t deliver my woman again. My child remains to be in a chilly field.”

Because the homicide suspect was led out of the precinct en path to Manhattan Crimnal Court docket late Friday, he ignored reporters’ questions. However whereas getting into Manhattan Central Reserving 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 prior to now, sources and kin have stated.

Azsia Johnson's ex-boyfriend is seen being taken into custody in relation to the case on July 1, 2022.
Azsia Johnson’s ex-boyfriend is seen being taken into custody in relation to the case on July 1, 2022.
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Johnson had reported to the cops on New 12 months’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 kin and police sources.

The younger mother even moved to an East Harlem home abuse shelter at one level over security considerations, her mother Lisa Desort had advised The Publish, however “someway [Argro] came upon the place my daughter lived,” she stated.

Johnson was on her way to meet her ex when she was shot in the head at point-blank range Wednesday night near Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street, law enforcement sources have said.
Johnson was on her approach to meet Argro when she was shot within the head at point-blank vary Wednesday night time.
Isaac Argro has been charged in the shooting slay of his ex, Azsia Johnson, this week.
Isaac Argro has been charged within the capturing slay of his ex, Azsia Johnson, this week.

Regardless of her fears, Johnson advised kin she deliberate to fulfill the toddler’s dad on Wednesday night time as a result of she “felt dangerous” that he wasn’t of their daughter’s life, sources and kin stated.

“She was actually depressed about her child not having a father,” Desort advised The Publish 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. However I’m even scared to let him maintain her,’” Desort recalled.

Johnson was on her approach to meet her ex when she was shot within the head at point-blank vary close to Lexington Avenue and East ninety fifth Road, police and legislation enforcement sources have stated.  

Azsia Johnson
Johnson’s 3-month-old child was not harmed within the slaying.

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.

“However you realize children are going to do what they need to do.”

Desort, who demanded the town and cops take home violence instances extra critically at a Thursday night time candlelight vigil, stated she had spoken personally with Mayor Eric Adams about turning into a voice for home abuse victims.

“I’ll attempt to do one thing for home violence. I really feel my voice and my expertise would possibly be capable to assist one other younger lady who’s being abused.”

The capturing occurred on Lexington Avenue and East ninety fifth Wednesday night time.

Extra reporting by Robert Mecea

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