The NYPD and U.S. Marshals arrested a man suspected of shooting a pregnant woman in Harlem after a baby shower over the weekend, killing her, three law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case told News 4 Thursday.
The suspect, Justin Soriano, surrendered when authorities knocked on a Bronx apartment door near Gun Hill Road, the sources said. The 40-year-old faces charges including murder in the second degree, menacing, weapon possession and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police later said. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
The victim, mom-to-be Shanice Young, was walking home after attending a baby shower around 1:15 a.m. Sunday near West 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard when a fight broke out between her partner and ex, police have said.
Law enforcement sources previously told News 4 her ex-partner pulled out a gun during the fight and shot Young in the head. She was found dead outside her apartment building.
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No other injuries were reported.