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‘SHE WAS TARGETED’: Young mother shot dead on UES was being ‘followed’ and city bombed her, family says

'SHE WAS TARGETED': Young mother shot dead on UES was being 'followed' and city bombed her, family says

‘SHE WAS TARGETED’: Young mother shot dead on UES was being ‘followed’ and city bombed her, family says

The youthful mother who was shot and killed while pushing her 3-month-old child in a carriage on the Upper East Side was an abusive behavior at home casualty — and cops are hoping to talk with the youngster’s dad regarding the killing, family and policing said Thursday.

The person in question, distinguished by her mom as 20-year-old Azsia Johnson, messaged family members that she had been anticipating meeting her newborn child’s father on Wednesday night, as per the sources.

“She was designated. It was a nearby head shot and there were powder consumes,”

a high-positioning police source said.

Johnson had been attacked by her ex in Jamaica, Queens, around a half year prior while a half year pregnant with his kid, her shattered mother, Lisa Desort, told The Post.

Following the fight, Desort said, the ex “followed” and badgering her little girl. They called police for help, however he was not captured, she guaranteed.

“We called the area various times to tell the [domestic violence] unit that he was following and frightening her. Indeed, even [though] they understood what condo he lived in, they neglected to catch and capture him,”

the mother proceeded.

NYPD investigates the scene at E. 95th St. between third Avenue and Lexington Avenue
The fatal shooting happened Wednesday night.
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NYPD officers investigate the scene of the shooting.
NYPD officers investigate the scene of the shooting.
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“The city failed to protect my daughter.”

The NYPD didn’t immediately return a request for comment. Law enforcement sources confirmed Johnson had previously been the victim of a domestic violence incident, and that her shooting death was “domestic” in nature.

Investigators are looking to speak with the ex in connection with the murder and he is considered a person of interest in the slaying, the sources said.

Around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson was walking with her infant in a carriage near the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street when an assailant dressed in a black hoodie and sweatpants shot her once in the head and fled.

New York City mayor Eric Adams and NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell Address the media at the scene of a shooting involving a 20-year-old woman
Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell address the media at the scene of the shooting last night.
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She was brought to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The child was unharmed.

Desort, who was too distraught to speak by phone, called her daughter

“an exceptional young lady”

with big dreams in a text message.

“She worked hard and had dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse in the near future,”

Desort wrote.

Johnson lived with her mother and sisters in an apartment in the Bronx but had been in and out of the shelter system over the last year, according to law enforcement sources and a neighbor at the building.

“Last night someone came and told her mother … and she just started screaming, ‘My baby’s dead, my baby’s dead!’ … then they all left,”

said the neighbor, who didn’t want to share their name.

“Azsia just had that baby three months ago. She’s a beautiful little girl.”

On Thursday morning, police were seen towing a Lexus SUV with an apparent bullet hole above the front right wheel arch that had been parked overnight near the scene of the shooting.

The vehicle’s owner, Julio Cruz, 62, hopes it’ll help cops track down the killer.

“The officer said the hole in my car is the size of a bullet and the bullet is probably still inside the car,”

Cruz told The Post, adding he didn’t see the hole on Wednesday afternoon.

“They will inspect the car and try to find the bullet … I hope they find something that will help this case.”

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