Ex-partner Isaac Argro is accused of killing New York mother Azsia Johnson.
On Friday, July 1, 2020, police announced that a suspect had been taken into custody on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Azsia Johnson, 20. Johnson was fatally shot on June 29 while walking her toddler in a stroller on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Isaac Argro, 22, Azsia Johnson’s alleged ex-boyfriend and father of the child, has been named as a suspect. On Friday, July 1, Isaac was captured and transferred to the 19th Precinct in Manhattan.
The accused reportedly requested a lawyer and declined to speak to investigators. Isaac was arrested and charged with murder and criminal weapons possession, according to a tweet from NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell.
Johnson’s mother, Lisa Desort, praised Argro’s capture and proclaimed that “justice will be brought about” in an interview with The Post on Friday night. However, the distraught mother also mentioned the following:
“But my baby isn’t coming back. My child stays in a cool box.”
When escorted from the precinct to Manhattan Criminal Court, the murder suspect ignored media questions. Upon entering Manhattan Central Booking, he declared his innocence.
Before her unfortunate death, Azsia Johnson was reportedly a victim of domestic violence.
Brooklyn resident Isaac Argro is said to have harassed and stalked Azsia Johnson, which immediately put him on law enforcement’s radar, according to sources and family. In truth, Johnson had filed a police report on Jan. 1, 2022, alleging that her ex-husband hit her when she was six months pregnant with their child at his home in Jamaica, Queens.
Lisa Desort claims Azsia Johnson was so concerned for her safety that she briefly moved to a domestic violence shelter in East Harlem. However, Argro managed to find out where she was.
Johnson reportedly tried to arrange a meeting between them because she wanted her child to be on good terms with her father. Desort reported to people:
She was quite depressed about her child’s fatherless situation.
She remembered what Johnson had said:
“Mom, the way he’s going to be, that means my baby won’t have a father. We could co-parent if only he would change. Still, I’m scared of letting him keep her.”
Azsia Johnson, who was her way to meet her ex Argro, was shot in the head at point-blank range on Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street, according to police and law enforcement officials.