New York police have photographed a man wanted for the fatal shooting of a heavily pregnant 31-year-old, who was murdered in front of her two children after her baby shower.
Justin Soriano, 40, allegedly fired the shot at 1:16 a.m. on Sunday that killed Shanice Young in her Harlem apartment building, New York police said.
Young was shot in the head while trying to break up an argument between her ex – presumably Soriano – and her new boyfriend, the father of her unborn baby.
Young was bringing gifts from her baby shower to the lobby of her building at 300 West 128 Street, in Harlem, New York when the fight broke out.
‘[The gunman] came in to chase the boyfriend,” Jose Morales, the super from Young’s building, told the… Daily news. “They ran through here and out the other side and they ran down.”
The family of the deceased mother told PIX 11 that her ex-boyfriend was stalking her and lurking outside her apartment.
No arrests were made as of Tuesday evening.
Justin Soriano, 40, is wanted by the NYPD in connection with the murder of Shanice Young
Shanice Young, 31, was returning to her Harlem apartment around 1am on Sunday after her baby shower when she was shot during an altercation between her ex-boyfriend and the father of her unborn child.
A memorial service for Shanice Young, whose father said she would give birth in five days, was held outside her Harlem apartment on Monday.
“I helped her put her presents in the car and I said, ‘See you tomorrow,'” her father Thurman Young, 57, told the News.
“She was to have her baby in five days. She said, “This baby is coming in five days, daddy, get ready.” I said, “I’ll be ready.”‘
Young was unconscious and unresponsive when police arrived, and she was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.
The woman’s family told ABC 7 that her daughters, ages 15 and six, witnessed the shooting and watched as their mother was loaded into an ambulance.
‘My heart I can’t ………. My sister is really gone,” Young’s sister, Metania, posted on her Facebook page yesterday
“If I had known last night that it was the last time I saw you, I would have stayed, you would still be alive,” Shanice’s sister, Metania, wrote on Facebook. ‘I can’t believe I let him do this’
Police said Shanice Young was bringing gifts from her from the shower to the lobby of her building at 300 West 128 Street (pictured) around 1:16 a.m. when a fight broke out between her ex-boyfriend and her child’s father.
Shanice Young (second from right) is pictured here with her sister, Metania (second from left) and friends in Harlem
“Shanice was a victim,” her sister, Metania (pictured), told ABC 7 at a memorial to her sister’s death on Monday
Shanice’s sister, Metania, posted on her Facebook page: ‘My heart I can’t ………. My sister is really gone.
“If I had known last night that it was the last time I saw you, I would have stayed, you would still be alive,” she wrote in a later message.
“I can’t believe I let him do this to you.”
Young’s brother, Teddy, posted photos of the shower on his Facebook page Sunday night.
“Tonight was beautiful, baby S can come now #family ties,” he wrote.
Young’s brother, Teddy, posted photos of the shower on his Facebook page Sunday night
“Tonight was beautiful, baby S can come now #family ties,” Young’s brother, Teddy, wrote of the shower on Facebook
“I won’t tag you because a picture is worth a thousand words I love you,” he wrote in a message the next day, which was inundated with condolences.
“Come on Fam, we gotta do better than this,” Young’s friend, Shari Logan, wrote on Facebook. “#ShaniceYoung from Harlem was pregnant and killed by her ex after the baby shower.”
“This was totally #pointless and #unnecessary.”
“It was a beautiful night,” Young’s father told News about the baby shower. ‘Me and my daughter danced, father-daughter dance, and I cut the cake… It was full. We had music, a lot of food, a lot of drinking.’
“This here was a senseless shooting,” Harlem Hospital chaplain Robert Rice told PIX. “I am very upset and I am angry. As a clergy I shouldn’t be angry, but this one here touched my heart.’