On Saturday, Isaac Argro, 22, was charged with a second murder and a second weapon possession, according tocourt documents.
A court hearing took place days after the shocking killing of 20-year-old Asian Johnson, who was shot in the head at close range near the intersection of East 95th Street and Lexington. rice field. On Wednesday night Avenue, officials said. Police said the suspects all wore black and ski masks and ran away on foot. The 3-month-old child was not harmed.
Argro was arrested on Friday and charged with murder. In a statement on Saturday, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office described the attack as a "planned execution" and provided more disturbing details about the case.
Prior to the murder, Argro convinced Johnson to "meet him pretending that he wanted to give his three-month-old daughter a descendant's goods," the prosecutor said. ..
"The defendant arrived without such an item and wore black clothes with a ski mask on his face, which he had planned in advance and blocked his face. , It was an indication that he was trying to hide his identity, "said the public prosecutor's office. "The pre-murder defendant's video shows that he is pacing before his arrival. When he escapes, he leaves a crying three-month-old child in a stroller, close to his head. I shot the child's mother at a distance. "
CNN contacted Argro's lawyer on Sunday, but did not immediately respond. He will then appear in court on Thursday, July 7.
A shootout in a high-class district known for its wealthy population took place amid growing concerns about gun violence in New York. In addition to the city, there is also a series of shootings that have received national attention, including a massacre in a supermarketin northern New York and a massacre in aelementary school in Texas. In the aftermath of these shootings, President Joe Bidensigned the law at the end of last monththe first major federal gun safety law was passed in decades.
"A woman pushed a baby carriage into a block and was shot dead at close range, which shows how problems in the country are affecting her family," said New York City Mayor Eric. -Adams said at the next press conference. photograph. "It doesn't matter if you're in Brooklyn's Upper East Side or East New York."
In a statement after Argro was arrested on Friday, Adams said Johnson's family was "injured." They deserve justice. We deliver it. "
Investigators were able to learn more about the child's age and Johnson from a national case report with Johnson's name, one officialtold CNN earlier. rice field. The report includes her name, her name listed as her ex-boyfriend, and the name of the second child who was not with her at the time of her shooting. CNN reported.
The mayor had previously not revealed the baby's whereabouts after the shooting, but city officials added that he was in contact with his family.
In January, the mayorpublished the "Blueprint for Ending Gun Violence". This includes the long-term goals of expanding financial opportunities, improving children's education and increasing access to mental health resources. Deal with the gun crisis. And at the beginning of Wednesday, stateauthorities filed a proceeding againstso-called ghost gun retailer, and a surge in mail-order components used to make untraceable guns. Announced that it is trying to prevent. For shooting.
On Friday, New York Governor Kathy Hokulsigned a bill restricting the concealment of firearmsin government buildings and schools. That was afterlast week's Supreme Court rulinginvalidated a 100-year-old state law restricting the removal of hidden pistols out of the home.
Last month, the Governor also signed a legislative packageto strengthen state gun law. This includes a law that raises the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles to 21.