A 30-year-old homeless man was arrested in New York City over the cold-blooded murder of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier, who was gunned down after handing over $100 during a robbery earlier this week.
The NYPD on Friday announced that Winston Glynn, who is said to have worked at another Burger King, was in custody in connection with the Sunday morning killing of Kristal Bayron-Nieves.
He faces charges of murder, robbery, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.
Clothing seen on the suspect at the time of the killing was said to have been spotted on Glynn’s social media pages, and witnesses helped confirm his identity, according to the police sources.
Glynn’s address is as a Days Inn hotel in Queens, which has been used as a homeless shelter. Glynn is a Jamaican national and is not a US citizen.
This is not Glynn’s first run in with the law, according to reports he has a criminal history in New York, which includes charges of criminal possession of a weapon, counts of menacing and criminal mischief.
It was also reported that the young woman’s family had been notified of the arrest, coming just hours after hundreds had gathered for candlelight vigil was held outside the restaurant where she lost her life.
“My family is actually excited that they caught [the suspect],” Bayron-Nieves’ cousin, Shiming Nieves, said. “That’s not gonna bring her back or anything, but a little bit of relief and little by little we’re gonna be picking up the pieces, to get our family strong again.”
The young woman was working as a cashier at the Burger King on 116th, for just 3 weeks when an armed robber entered the restaurant at around 1am.
The gunman pistol-whipped a male customer before punching a female manager in the face.
The gunman then focused on the victim who gave him $100 cash from the drawer, an eyewitness said, according to her mother.
The criminal turned to leave, but turned around again and shot Bayron-Nieves in the torso.
The teen was transported to nearby Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.