Memorial held for 19-year-old cashier shot, killed during robbery at East Harlem Burger King

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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A memorial grew outside a Burger King in East Harlem Monday night, where 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves was shot to death in a robbery on Sunday.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A memorial grew outside a Burger King in East Harlem Monday night, where a young cashier was shot to death in a robbery on Sunday.

The victim, 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves, had reportedly asked to be taken off the overnight shift before the shooting, saying she felt unsafe.

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 Bayron-Nieves in her torso.

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

The suspect reportedly got away with $100.

Police released a security camera video showing the suspect.

He's still on the loose.

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