New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced Friday night the arrest of a 22-year-old suspect for the murder of a 20-year-old woman who was fatally shot in the head while pushing her 3-month-old baby in a car. to push. New York City Upper East Side on Wednesday night.
Isaac Argro, 22, was arrested and charged with the murder of Azsia Johnson and possession of a weapon, the NYPD said in a tweet, adding that police will “continue relentlessly in their pursuit of justice.”
Johnson was fatally shot early Wednesday on the Upper East Side, according to police sources who believe it was a targeted attack.
Johnson was pushing a baby stroller around 8:25 p.m. when a man in a black hooded sweatshirt came up from behind and fired one shot at close range before jogging, police said. Police said the baby was unharmed.
Before the shooting happened, Johnson texted a relative saying she was planning to meet the baby’s father “to sort things out,” according to police sources.
After the shooting, police wanted to speak to the baby’s father but did not initially identify him as a suspect, sources said.
“We’re going to find this terrible offender. We’re going to find him and bring him to justice,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams told reporters on Thursday.
Detectives believe Johnson is living at a women’s shelter in East Harlem, sources said.
Friends and family held a vigil for Johnson on Thursday at the scene of the shooting, near a playground.
Johnson also has a 1-year-old son and is an aspiring pediatric nurse, ABC New York WABC report.
ABC News’ Matt J. Foster contributed to this report.