Teen Burger King employee shot dead after telling mom she was ‘so scared’ to work night shift

11 days ago

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A Manhattan teen was fatally shot by a thief early Sunday while she worked a night shift at a Burger King.

19-year-old Krystal Bayron-Nieves was gunned down at around 1 a.m. at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue when a thief stored into the business.

The late employee had recently joined the fast-food staff but already complained to her mother about the lack of security during her night shift. She was “only 19 and she has more than 50 homeless people sleeping in front of the store.”

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  • The mom said that she feels devastated and guilty because she convinced the teen to go to work despite all her complaints.

    “Kristal said Friday, ‘I don’t want to go. I’m scared,’ I say, ‘You have to go and be responsible.’ At 10 p.m. I wake her up to go and tell her, ‘you have to go. You have to be responsible. You have to get a better life.’”

    Police is offering $3,500 as a reward for anyone with information about the thief who shot Krystal dead despite her giving him $100 to leave the eatery.

    “She’d done everything that he says. She gives him the money and everything. That she didn’t even do nothing wrong,” the mom said.