Burger King homicide: Suspect arrested in worker's killing
NEW YORK - The NYPD says it has made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a worker at a Burger King in Manhattan.
Winston Glynn, 30, a homeless man, was taken into custody Thursday night in Brooklyn. He faces murder and other felony charges in the killing of 19-year-old cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves. Glynn had seven prior arrests including menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and assault.
Police said that Glynn walked into the Burger King on 116th Street off Lexington Avenue on Sunday and pistol-whipped the manager and one of two customers in the restaurant. He then demanded money. Bayron-Nieves gave him $100 but he still shot her in the stomach before stealing the manager's phone and taking off.
The Burger King manager lost two teeth in the attack.
A candlelight prayer vigil was held Thursday night outside the fast-food eatery in East Harlem restaurant.
Clergy, community leaders, and politicians stood side by side demanding an end to the senseless violence. They also called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law.
The cries for justice come as Bragg is facing criticism for his new criminal justice reforms.
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The NYPD released surveillance video footage of the suspect, who was described as a man with a dark complexion and slim build, and was last seen wearing a black mask, all black clothing, and possibly carrying a black plastic bag.
A $20,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction; $10,000 came from NYPD Crime Stoppers and $10,000 came from billionaire mogul John Catsimatidis.
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Winston Glynn is walked out of an NYPD police precinct on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.