Police in New York have arrested Isaac Argro on suspicion of murdering Azsia Johnson, a 20-year-old mother, last week. Johnson was killed from point-blank when she was pushing her three-month-old baby in a stroller. Johnson was brutally murdered at the Upper East Side near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 95th Street around 8:30 PM on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters immediately after the incident, the NYPD had said that the accused shot the young mother into her head once from a very close range. Johnson was taken to Metropolitan Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Who Is Isaac Argro?
Speaking about the suspected killer, the NYPD had earlier said that he was a male, ‘who is last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, black shirt and black pant, all black.’ Days later, the NYPD arrested Isaac Argro for allegedly killing Johnson. This was after Johnson’s mother said that her daughter was a victim of domestic violence and Argro was Johnson’s ex-boyfriend.
Johnson’s mother reportedly the investigators that she was planning to meet Argro when she was brutally murdered. On Friday Argro was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of weapons.
A spokesperson from the NYPD said that Argro was the father of three-month-old baby and hailed from Brooklyn.
Reacting to the news of Johnson’s killing, Mayor Eric Adams had tweeted, “We lost a 20 year old woman on the Upper East Side tonight. She was pushing a stroller when a gunman took her life. More guns in our city means more lives lost. It means more babies crying as those who love them lie dead. We cannot allow this epidemic to keep claiming lives.”
New York City Council member Julie Menin had said, “To think that this incident happened in front of a school with a mother pushing her baby in a stroller is beyond comprehension. My prayers are with the victim’s family. This tragedy is simply unspeakable and this violence must stop.”
Johnson was murdered in the city’s one of the most affluent neighborhoods and just days after the Supreme Court relaxed US gun laws.