A person of interest has been identified in the execution-style murder of a mother pushing her three-month-old baby in a stroller across the Upper East Side on Wednesday night, with police now looking into domestic violence as a possible motive.
New York City Council member Julia Menin, whose district covers the area where the shooting took place, announced the update on Twitter on Thursday – just hours after the brutal killing sent shockwaves through affluent Manhattan neighborhood and that officials blamed the “overproliferation” of firearms in the city.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed The Independent that there is a person of interest in the case but no one has been taken into custody at this time.
Police have not released the man’s identity, revealed his connection to the victim or confirmed whether or not they know his whereabouts.
The 20-year-old mother, whose identity has not yet been made public pending notification of her relatives, was temporarily living in a women’s shelter at the time of her death, an enforcement official said laws. CNN.
The East 104th Street shelter is a few blocks from 95th Street and Lexington Avenue, where she was shot Wednesday night.
It is not known how long the victim had been staying there or what circumstances led her to seek refuge there, but the woman is said to be named in several domestic incident reports.
The police source said investigators learned details about the mother and her three-month-old child from domestic incident reports where her name appears.
Along with the mother’s name, the reports also include the names of former boyfriends and a second child who was not with the victim at the time of the shooting. It is unclear whether the person of interest is named in the reports.
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