There’s a Devil Loose: Police Say Young New York Mother Fatally Shot While Pushing Her Three-Month-Old Daughter in Stroller Was a Victim of Domestic Violence

Azsia Johnson was shot and killed while pushing her 3-month-old baby in a stroller on the Upper East Side.

The young mom fatally shot while pushing her 3-month-old daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side was allegedly abused by the baby’s father — who is now being sought for questioning by police, law-enforcement sources and family members told The Post on Thursday.

Azsia Johnson, 20, had been allegedly assaulted by her ex-boyfriend at least once and was wracked with fear when he found out she’d given birth and had been released from the hospital, according to her heartbroken mom, Lisa Desort.

“He was stalking her to the point he knew when she was discharged from Mount Sinai hospital with her daughter,” Desort said.

A high-ranking police official said Johnson “was targeted.”

The young mom even moved to a domestic abuse shelter at one point to “keep safe,” but “somehow he found out where my daughter lived,” Desort added.

Despite her fears, Johnson texted relatives she planned to meet the infant’s dad on Wednesday night because she “felt bad” that he wasn’t in their daughter’s life and wanted her to know him, sources and relatives said.

She was walking with her baby girl in a stroller at around 8:25 p.m. that night 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.

“She was targeted,” a high-ranking police source said. “It was a close head shot and there were powder burns.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jack Morphet, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Gabrielle Fonrouge