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Killing Of NYC Mother Pushing A Baby Stroller Was ‘premeditated Execution,’ Prosecutors Say

Killing Of NYC Mother Pushing A Baby Stroller Was ‘premeditated Execution,’ Prosecutors Say
Isaac Argro, 22, was arraigned Saturday on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to court documents.
The court hearing came days after the shocking killing of 20-year-old Azsia Johnson, who was shot in the head at point-blank range near the intersection of East 95th Street and Lexington Avenue on Wednesday night, authorities said. The suspect, wearing all black and a ski mask, then fled on foot, police said. The 3-month-old child was not harmed.

Argro was arrested and charged with the killing Friday. In a statement prosecutors read in court Saturday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office described the attack as a “premeditated execution” and offered further disturbing details about the case.

Before the killing, Argro persuaded Johnson to “meet up with him under the guise that he wanted to give the decedent items for their 3-month-old daughter,” prosecutors said.

“The defendant arrived with no such items, dressed all in black with a ski mask over his face, an outfit that indicated that he planned ahead and attempted to obstruct his face and conceal his identity,” the prosecutor’s office said. “Video of the defendant before the homicide shows him pacing prior to the decedent’s arrival. The defendant shot the mother of his child at point-blank range in the head, leaving his crying 3-month-old in the stroller, as he ran away.”

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CNN reached out to Argro’s attorney on Sunday and did not receive an immediate response. He is next due to appear in court this Thursday, July 7.

The brazen killing, in an upscale neighborhood known for its wealthy residents, came amid heightened concerns of gun violence in New York City as well as a string of high-profile shootings nationally,…

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