The death of 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves has shaken the community in East Harlem, New York. On January 9, Bayron-Nieves clocked in for her overnight shift at a Burger King located near Lexington Avenue. Approximately 45 minute after midnight, a man entered the fast food restaurant with a firearm and began to threaten those inside. According to a report from PIX 11, the gunman stole $100, pistol whipped the manager and assaulted a customer. When the suspect demanded more money from the cash register, Bayron-Nieves complied, but he still shot her and fled.
Nearly a week after Bayorn-Nieves’ death, local authorities have arrested Winston Glynn, a former Burger King employee. Glynn has been charged with murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm. PIX 11 reports that the 30-year-old suspect was taken to the 25th precinct in East Harlem and will remain in police custody until his next court date.
“We often hear the term ‘a senseless murder’. That is not a cliche in this case. There was no reason to shoot this young woman,” NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said.
“She was killed for no apparent reason.”