Photo: Bayron-Nieves Family / GoFundMe / Courtesy
NEW YORK – The reward for information leading to the capture of the suspect in killing the Puerto Rican cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves while working at a Burger King in Manhattan totaled $ 20,000.
In addition to the $ 10,000 offered by tycoon John Catsimatidis, the New York Police Department (NYPD) added another $ 10,000.
Bayron-Nieves, 19, was murdered around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, when the criminal entered the fast food restaurant located on 116th Street in East Harlem.
The victim had given the intruder $ 100. before he, who seemed to be leaving space, turned and shot him in the torso. Images from security cameras captured the moment when the criminal points a gun at the establishment’s staff.
Community activists held a demonstration Tuesday night to demand a cessation of gun violence and justice for the young woman, who had started working at the premises about three weeks ago.
Girl he had moved with his mother and brother to New York from Puerto Rico two years ago, and had started working at the restaurant to save money to buy a car.
Friends and relatives of la la boricua opened a GoFundMe account to collect money to move the body from Bayron-Nieves to the island, since they want to bury him in Mayagüez, in the west of the country.
The account opened just three days ago almost reached $ 22,000 of the established goal of $ 10,000. “At dawn we find the sad news that Kristal Bayron is no longer due to an assault at her work, here we are asking for a little help to be able to give her a dignified farewell, and take her to her last resting place. All kinds of donations will be of great help to help the family in this unfortunate moment ”, reads the description of the campaign started by Nathalie Pagán.
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