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Baby’s father charged in slaying of stroller-pushing NYC mom

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 30
                                Crime scene tape surrounds the area on New York’s Upper East Side, Thursday, where police say a 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / JUNE 30

    Crime scene tape surrounds the area on New York’s Upper East Side, Thursday, where police say a 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller.

NEW YORK >> The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman shot dead Wednesday as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been arrested and charged with killing her, police said Friday.

Slain mother Azsia Johnson’s family identified suspect Isaac Argro as the baby’s father and said he routinely abused Johnson, beating her during her pregnancy and threatening to kill her.

Argro, 22, is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. Information on a lawyer who could speak on his behalf was not immediately available.

Johnson, 20, was shot around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 95th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The 3-month-old in the stroller was not hurt, but was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation, police said.

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