Who is Isaac Argro? Azsia Johnson's 'abusive' ex-partner arrested for allegedly 'executing' her
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: The New York Police Department has arrested Isaac Argro, the man believed to be the one who shot Azsia Johnson from point-blank range while she was pushing their 3-month-old baby in a stroller on the Upper East Side. Johnson was shot in the head at around 8:30 pm on Wednesday, June 29. Argro has been charged with the murder of Johnson and criminal possession of a weapon, as announced by NYPD's commissioner Keechant Sewell on Friday, July 1.
The news was announced on Commissioner Swell's Twitter, "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." The New York Post further revealed from its sources that at the station house, Manhattan’s 19th Precinct, Argro refused to talk to the investigators and asked for his lawyer. He was apprehended in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. It's revealed that even though Johnson was maintaining her distance from Argro, she wanted to meet her child's father as she felt bad for not involving him in the process. Hence, the plan was to meet Wednesday night which is when she was shot near Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street.
Johnson's mother, Lisa Desort, previously told the outlet that Argro would always "Somehow [Argro] found out where my daughter lived." On a Thursday night candlelit vigil, Desort requested the city to take domestic violence cases more seriously and that she met with Mayor Eric Adams and spoke about becoming a voice for such domestic violence victims. She said, "I will try and do something for domestic violence. I feel my voice and my experience might be able to help another young woman who is being abused." In a Friday night interview, she claimed that "justice is being served," but it won't change the damage that was already done as it "won’t bring my girl back. My baby is still in a cold box."
Who is Isaac Argro?
The 22-year-old man, hailing from Brooklyn, was on the government's radar for quite some time over allegations that he abused and stalked Johnson time and again according to her relatives and sources. As said by her own mother, Argro would always end up finding her. It was revealed that she had called the cops on New Year's Day to report domestic violence as she was abused by Argro when she was 6 months pregnant. The 20-year-old mother even moved to an East Harlem domestic abuse shelter at a point to protect herself and the baby from the father's rage, but Argro found her there too.
After her death, it was revealed by a 43-year-old vendor called India, who hawks a variety of goods near East 104th Street, that Johnson had been selling her belongings to buy a new place and run away from Argro forever. India said, "She said he knows where she is living. She try to leave, that’s why she selling me a lot of stuff. She was afraid. She didn’t want the father to know where she lived. I remember I said to her, ‘What happen? What happen? Talk to me.’ She said, ‘India, I try to leave. He follow me, he follow me.' I was waiting for her. She trying to bring more stuff. She was trying to leave because the [ex-]boyfriend was bothering her. It’s terrible … I feel bad … now she is dead."