Isaac Argro, ex-boyfriend of Azsia Johnson, the 20-year-old woman who was fatally shot while walking her 3-month-old infant in a stroller on the Upper East Side has been charged with her murder, police said.
Isaac Argro, 22, was arrested in the shooting death of Azsia Johnson, New York Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said Friday.
NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced via Twitter Friday that 22-year-old Isaac Argo “has been arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in regard to the tragic shooting of Azsia Johnson on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.”
“@NYPDDetectives continue to be relentless in their pursuit of justice,” she continued.
Isaac Argro, 22, has been arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in regard to the tragic shooting of Azsia Johnson on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. @NYPDDetectives continue to be relentless in their pursuit of justice. pic.twitter.com/0wwD0tarxV
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) July 2, 2022
Isaac Argro: Why Azsia Johnson’s ex-boyfriend is being investigated for her murder
Prior to the demise of Azsia Johnson, the 20 year old mother had reported to the cops on New Year’s Day that her ex had assaulted her at his home in Jamaica, Queens, while she was six months pregnant with his child, according to relatives and police sources.
The young mom even moved to an East Harlem domestic abuse shelter at one point over safety concerns, her mom Lisa Desort had told The Post, but “somehow [Argro] found out where my daughter lived,” she said.
Despite her fears, Johnson told relatives she planned to meet the infant’s dad on Wednesday night because she “felt bad” that he wasn’t in their daughter’s life, sources and relatives said.
“She was really depressed about her baby not having a father,” Desort told The Post in a separate Friday interview.
“She was like ‘mommy, my baby’s not gonna have a father, because of the way he is. If he would just change we could co-parent. But I’m even scared to let him keep her,’” Desort recalled.
Johnson was on her way to meet her ex when she was shot in the head at point-blank range near Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street, police and law enforcement sources have said.