There’s been a massive break in the fatal shooting of the teenager fatally shot while working at Burger King.
The tragic incident happened at an East Harlem restaurant on January 9 on E. 116th St. and Lexington Ave. at 12:45 a.m. 19-year-old Kristal Bayron Nieves was robbed at gunpoint while working.
Police identified the suspect, Winston Glynn, 30, and he was nabbed in his home yesterday (January 13). At the time of the robbery, police say Glynn pistol-whipped a customer who went to the eatery to bring Nieves a flower and punched a female manager in the face. Nieves handed Glynn all the money in the drawer, only $100. Then Glynn fatally shot Nieves in the chest.
NBC points out Glynn was a former employee of Burger King, and knew the area well. Officials said, “He knew this place well, he preplanned the event.” Police say Glynn didn’t know the victim.
Glynn is charged with murder. The article notes he was arrested four times in the last four years. His most recent bust was for assault and weapons possession in 2020, police sources said.
Before Nieves lost her life, she complained to her managers several times to get off the overnight shift. She feared for her safety; NYDN reports she even asked her mother to talk to her boss. Unfortunately, her daytime shifts didn’t start until later.
— Lidia Curanaj (@LidiaNews) January 14, 2022