Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of teen Burger King worker in East Harlem: police

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EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — A man was arrested Thursday night in Brooklyn less than a week after a robber shot and killed a teenage girl working at a Burger King in East Harlem, authorities said Friday afternoon.

Winston Glynn was arrested and taken to the 25th precinct in East Harlem, authorities said.

The 30-year-old man faces charges or murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, police said.

“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.”

The arrest comes after an armed robber gunned down 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves early last Sunday, as she worked her last overnight shift at a Burger King located on East 116th Street.

Around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, police said Glynn entered the Burger King and demanded money. At the time of the incident, there were only two customers, the store manager and Bayron-Nieves in the establishment, police said.

The suspect then pistol-whipped the manager and one of the customers and removed $100 from a register, according to NYPD officials.

He then demanded more money from Bayron-Nieves, who was behind the register. She complied, but the suspect still opened fire, wounding her in the torso, authorities said.

Glynn was previously employed at the same Burger King from April 2020 to December 2020. He and Bayron Nieves’ employment did not overlap, police said.

According to authorities, Glynn had four prior arrests for charges, including assault, menacing, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police were able to identify the suspect through multiple surveillance footage.

“If he had no regard for Kristal, he has no regard for the children of this city,” Mayor Eric Adams said.

The teen had only been working at the eatery since November and had recently asked to be taken off the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift because she felt uncomfortable, coworkers said.

The teen’s devastated family on Thursday said they want the East Harlem fast-food spot to remain closed following the deadly shooting.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor’s note: The NYPD initially said they were questioning someone in connection with the crime Friday morning.

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