A teen who had just started working at a Manhattan Burger King — and already wanted off the late shift because she was so scared — was fatally shot in the stomach over $100 early Sunday, cops and kin said.
The armed robber entered the restaurant at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem around 1 a.m. and pistol-whipped a male customer before punching a female manager in the face, police said.
Tragic cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19, gave the robber cash from the drawer, an eyewitness said, according to her mother. The criminal then turned to leave but whipped around again and shot Bayron-Nieves in the torso, the witness said.
The killer got away with just $100, the victim’s family said.
The teenager was taken to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, cops said.
“She didn’t deserve to be mowed down while working at a Burger King,” a police source said.
Bayron-Nieves’ family said she had only been working at the fast-food eatery for three weeks and had already asked for better security and change to a day shift because she feared for her safety.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Tina Moore, Kevin Sheehan and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon