Police release video showing gunman in shooting that killed East Harlem Burger King cashier

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Police released a security camera video showing the suspect in an armed robbery that turned deadly at a Burger King in East Harlem early Sunday.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police released a security camera video showing the suspect in an armed robbery that turned deadly at a Burger King in East Harlem early Sunday.

The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. inside the Burger King at E. 116th Street and Lexington Ave.

Police say the suspect entered the restaurant, took out a gun, and demanded money before shooting 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves in her torso.

She was taken to Metropolitan Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The shooter ran away with an unknown amount of cash.

He is described as having a dark complexion and a slim build, and was last seen wearing a black mask, all black clothing, and possibly carrying a black plastic bag.

Police say he also punched a female manager in the face and pistol whipped a male customer.

Police are still searching for him.

They're asking anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Tips can also be submitted online at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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