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Police arrest suspected gunman in cold-blooded killing of Burger King worker, 19

A 30-year-old profession legal yelled ‘America’s gonna burn’ after being arrested over the cold-blooded homicide of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier throughout a theft this week – and the homeless man was free to kill after being launched with out bail for menacing one other man with a screwdriver little greater than a month earlier than the homicide. 

Winston Glynn was tracked down in Brooklyn after an intense citywide manhunt following the surprising homicide of Kristal Bayron-Nieves on the East Harlem Burger King, the place NYPD officers mentioned Glynn beforehand had labored.

Glynn was out on the road following his arrest on November 30 as a result of his crime was ‘not bail eligible.’

The Jamaican immigrant was being led out of the twenty fifth Precinct stationhouse after being booked Friday afternoon when he launched into his rant as an offended crowd cursed at him in English and Spanish. The sufferer was Puerto Rican.


‘Why am I responsible?’ Glynn shouted via the blue masks masking his face as officers walked him to a ready police automotive.

‘You know they cost n*****s each day? 

‘Where’s our reparations for 4 hundred years of f***ing slavery.’

Detectives tried to load the handcuffed suspect into the again of the automotive when he screamed ‘f*** you all! after which bellowed, ‘America’s gonna BURN!’


The cops then grabbed him by the shoulders and the highest of his head as they struggled to shove him in the automobile.

But Glynn had one final parting shout for these calling him ‘rubbish’ and far worse in Spanish. 

‘Do you wanna begin a battle between Latinos and n*****s?! Do you wanna begin a battle?’ he hollered.

Glynn faces fees of first-degree homicide, first-degree theft, legal use of a firearm and legal possession of a weapon.


Police arrested Winston Glynn, a 30-year-old homeless man, in reference to Sunday’s homicide of Burger King cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19

Glynn was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal court on Friday

Glynn was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal courtroom on Friday

He has been arrested on four other cases, three of which led to charges of criminal possession of a weapon

He has been arrested on 4 different circumstances, three of which led to fees of legal possession of a weapon

He faces charges of murder, robbery, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon

He faces fees of homicide, theft, legal use of a firearm and legal possession of a weapon

Winston Glynn is pictured in a mugshot Kristal Bayron-Nieves

Glynn is pictured in a mugshot, left. He is accused of killing Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19, in chilly blood after demanding money from her at a Burger King final Sunday 

Police have arrested Winston Glynn, 30, in the killing of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier. Surveillance photo of the suspect during the commission of the crime is seen above

Police have arrested Winston Glynn, 30, in the killing of a 19-year-old Burger King cashier. Surveillance photograph of the suspect in the course of the fee of the crime is seen above 

Winston Glynn’s arrests and fees 

July 31, 2017 

  • Winston Glynn broke the display of a slot machine on the Resort World Casino in Queens 
  • He was caught on tape placing the machine and cracking its display
  • He was charged with legal mischief   

December 23, 2018

  • Glynn allegedly threatened a 45-year-old girl with a knife in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood
  • He was charged with legal possession of a weapon and menacing

 December 14, 2020

  • Glynn engaged in a verbal confrontation with a person in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood
  • Glynn allegedly punched the person in the face, knocking him over
  • He reportedly continued to hit the person, bruising his face and knocking out a tooth
  •  The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital
  • Police arrested Glynn and located a knife on him
  • He was charged with legal possession of a weapon 

November 30, 2021: 

  • Glynn allegedly threatened a person at a NYC homeless shelter with a screwdriver
  • He allegedly informed the person, ‘I’ll stab you’ 
  • He was charged with menacing, legal possession of a weapon and harassment   

His legal report consists of a minimum of 4 prior arrests, most just lately in November 2021, when he was charged with menacing with a weapon.

A spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney informed on Friday that Glynn was launched from jail on his personal recognizance as a result of the offense he was charged with is an A misdemeanor, which ‘is just not bail eligible.’  

According to courtroom paperwork obtained by, in the course of the November 30 incident at a homeless shelter the place Glynn was staying, he allegedly threatened one other man with a screwdriver.

He was quoted as telling the alleged sufferer: ‘I will stab you.’

Glynn’s courtroom date in the menacing case was scheduled for March 1. 

Glynn’s rap sheet begins in 2017, the place he was charged with legal mischief for breaking the display of a slot machine on the Resort World Casino in Queens. 

He was then arrested for threatening a 45-year-old girl with a knife in Brooklyn in 2018. He was charged with legal possession of a weapon and menacing. 

In 2020, Glynn was arrested after assaulting a person in Midtown Manhattan. 

He allegedly knocked a person down and continued to beat on him, bruising the sufferer’s eye and knocking a tooth out. The sufferer was taken to the close by Bellevue Hospital. 

When police arrested Glynn, they discovered a knife on him and charged him with legal possession of a weapon.  

The 2020 cost was deemed a felony offense because it was the second time he was charged with legal possession of a weapon.   

The highly-publicized killing of an harmless teen working the late shift to save lots of up for a automotive even introduced Mayor Eric Adams to the media-packed stationhouse, the place he rapidly convicted the suspect.

‘I do not come to press conferences of arrests, however this one was so private,’ mentioned the brand new mayor, who has vowed to crack down on the lawlessness left behind by the Bill de Blasio administration.

‘He murdered that youngster. He had no regard for the folks he assaulted with that gun contained in the restaurant.’

During the press convention, police revealed that Glynn allegedly shot Bayron-Nieves as she was crouching by a money register, which she tried to open in order to conform along with his calls for for additional cash, however couldn’t as a result of she didn’t have a key. 

Glynn was apprehended in the Bedford-Stuyvesant part of Brooklyn on Thursday evening, after police say they used surveillance video to trace his actions from Harlem. 

Cops revealed {that a} pair of white earbuds hanging from the homicide suspect’s pants helped make them the Glynn.  

Clothing seen on the suspect on the time of the killing was mentioned to have been noticed on Glynn’s social media pages, and witnesses helped affirm his id, based on police sources.

Police say Glynn had worked at the same Burger King as the victim between April 2020 and December 2020c, more than a year before she was hired. He is pictured above in his work uniform

Police say Glynn had labored on the similar Burger King because the sufferer between April 2020 and December 2020c, greater than a 12 months earlier than she was employed. He is pictured above in his work uniform  

Cops say the suspect's white earbuds that were seen in surveillance video hanging from his pocket helped lead them to Glynn The 30-year-old is pictured wearing earbuds on the right

Cops say the suspect’s white earbuds that have been seen in surveillance video hanging from his pocket helped make them Glynn. The 30-year-old is pictured sporting earbuds on the correct 


 Glynn was booked for the homicide on Friday. The homeless man has a rap sheet going again to 2017

He was previously arrested for threatening a 45-year-old woman with a knife in Brooklyn in 2018. Then in 2020, Glynn was arrested after assaulting a man in Midtown Manhattan

He was beforehand arrested for threatening a 45-year-old girl with a knife in Brooklyn in 2018. Then in 2020, Glynn was arrested after assaulting a person in Midtown Manhattan

Glynn’s handle is listed as a Days Inn lodge in Queens, which has been used as a homeless shelter. 

According to reporting by the New York Post, citing police sources, Glynn is a Jamaican nationwide and isn’t a US citizen.   

During Friday’s press convention, police officers mentioned that Glynn had labored on the Burger King on East 116th Street between April 2020 and December 2020. There is nothing to recommend that he knew Bayron-Nieves, who was employed as a cashier on the eatery a 12 months after Glynn give up. 

Police recounted how simply earlier than 2am on Sunday, Glynn allegedly walked into the fast-food restaurant, sporting a ski masks, an all-black outfit, and carrying a backpack. He had white earbuds hanging out of his pants pocket.  

Glynn was led out of the 25th Precinct in Harlem on Friday afternoon following his arrest

Glynn was led out of the twenty fifth Precinct in Harlem on Friday afternoon following his arrest 

Glynn was reportedly caught after police reviewed surveillance video from around the crime scene

Glynn was reportedly caught after police reviewed surveillance video from across the crime scene 

Glynn is homeless and has been living in a hotel in Queens that doubles as a shelter

Glynn is homeless and has been residing in a lodge in Queens that doubles as a shelter 

Glynn is pictured grimacing while being ushered into a vehicle on Friday

Glynn is pictured grimacing whereas being ushered right into a automobile on Friday 

Glynn is from Jamaica Detectives have found posts on Glynn's social media pages wearing the same clothes as the masked suspect in the Burger King surveillance video

Detectives have discovered posts on Glynn’s social media pages sporting the identical garments because the masked suspect in the Burger King surveillance video 

Glynn was said to have worked at another Burger King eatery. It's unclear if he knew Bayron-Nieves before allegedly killing her

Glynn was mentioned to have labored at one other Burger King eatery. It’s unclear if he knew Bayron-Nieves earlier than allegedly killing her 

Glynn allegedly pistol-whipped a buyer and a supervisor, knocking out two of her enamel, after which aimed a gun at Bayron-Nieves, demanding money. 

The 19-year-old cashier handed the attacker $100, however he demanded more cash. Police mentioned Bayron-Nieves crouched right down to try to open a second money register drawer, however had no key. That is when Glynn fired a single shot and fled, grabbing the injured Burger King supervisor’s telephone on his manner out. 

Bayron-Nieves was pronounced useless on the scene.   

‘There was no cause to shoot this younger girl,’ mentioned NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey. ‘Money had been handed over. She was killed for no obvious cause.’ 

Chief of Detectives James Essig mentioned that dozens of cops canvassed surveillance video from the subway system and noticed a person sporting totally different garments than the suspect in the Burger King video, however with the identical white earbuds hanging from his pocket. 

They finally tracked down Glynn to an handle on Patchen Avenue in Brooklyn and arrested him with out incident on Thursday. 

Detectives recovered the backpack, earbuds and a few distinctive clothes, Essig mentioned. The gun used in the killing has but to be situated. 

The chief of detectives added that every one proof signifies that Glynn had pre-planned the armed theft at his former place of employment. 

Bayron-Nieves’s household have been notified of Glynn’s arrest, which got here simply hours after a candlelight vigil was held outdoors the Burger King the place the cashier was shot useless.

Billionaire John Catsimatidis, 73, said he was 'emotionally distraught' when he heard about the death of Bayron-Nieves and offered a $10,000 reward for anyone that helps with the 'arrest and conviction of the killer'

Billionaire John Catsimatidis, 73, mentioned he was ’emotionally distraught’ when he heard concerning the loss of life of Bayron-Nieves and supplied a $10,000 reward for anybody that helps with the ‘arrest and conviction of the killer’

‘My household is definitely excited that they caught [the suspect],’ Bayron-Nieves’ cousin, Shiming Nieves, mentioned. ‘That’s not gonna convey her again or something, however a little bit bit of reduction and little by little we’re gonna be choosing up the items, to get our household sturdy once more.’

A $20,000 reward had been supplied for data resulting in an arrest, with half of that quantity being put up by billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis, the CEO of the grocery retailer chain Gristedes.

Prior to Thursday’s arrest, Catsimatidis, 73, mentioned he was ’emotionally distraught’ when he heard concerning the loss of life of the Burger King employee. 

‘This younger girl misplaced her life over $100! I choked up,’ he informed the New York Post on Tuesday. 

The radio host and former Republican candidate for mayor posted an advert providing a ‘$10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of Bayron-Nieves’ killer.   

The deadly theft occurred as New York City’s crime fee soars after newly-installed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s controversial choice to downgrade housebreaking, armed theft and drug dealing from felonies to misdemeanors.

The quantity of robberies has since elevated by 19.4 p.c over the course of the final week, as in comparison with the identical time final 12 months. 

Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton mentioned newly-elected Mayor Eric Adams has his arms tied in phrases of crime whereas Bragg’s workplace implements its woke insurance policies.

Adams had promised a return to broken-windows policing after successful on a tough-on-crime strategy marketing campaign.

‘I do not know the way Mr. Adams goes to try this when the DA is successfully handcuffing the police,’ he mentioned.

Several of New York City’s borough district attorneys additionally took intention on the soft-on-crime insurance policies laid out this week by Bragg. 

Police offered a $10,000 reward to anyone with information

Police supplied a $10,000 reward to anybody with data 

Her household informed the Post that Bayron-Nieves had already requested extra safety and was planning to maneuver to day shifts after fearing for her security when leaving work.

‘She is simply 19, and he or she has greater than 50 homeless folks sleeping in entrance of the shop,’ her mom, Kristie Nieves, 36, mentioned in Spanish via a good friend and translator Nathalie Pagan. 

Bayron-Nieves had moved to New York from Puerto Rico together with her mother and her 14-year-old brother two years in the past. 

Her mom went on to say she felt significantly torn over her daughter’s loss of life after convincing her to proceed going to work regardless of the teenager’s considerations.

‘Kristal mentioned Friday, ‘I do not wish to go. I’m scared,” Nieves mentioned.

‘I say, ‘You should go and be accountable.’ At 10 pm I wake her as much as go and inform her, ‘You should go. You should be accountable. You should get a greater life.”

Pagan added that Kristal’s mother ‘feels responsible about that. That’s what she tells me earlier, that she feels responsible as a result of she wakes her as much as go.’ 

The 19-year-old was shot dead at a Burger King on 116th and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem around 1am on Sunday

The 19-year-old was shot useless at a Burger King on 116th and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem round 1am on Sunday  

The 19-year-old was afraid to be working nights and had asked to be switched over to the day shift, which was supposed to happen next Friday

The 19-year-old was afraid to be working nights and had requested to be converted to the day shift, which was presupposed to occur subsequent Friday 

According to her household, a younger man, who stopped by to see her on the restaurant to convey her a flower nearly nightly, was there when she was killed.

‘He informed us he was there till her final breath,’ Pagan mentioned.

‘He tells us when he went and stroll to the place that he all the time purchase her a flower. He went again, and so they open the door to this man that was dressed like them, in all black.’

Bayron-Nieves reportedly mistook the robber for a supply man earlier than he punched the restaurant supervisor after which knocking out the younger man there to see her.

 Pagan mentioned the teenager in the end gave the thief all the cash in the register, about $100 in money.

‘So (the younger man) says that the man turns round and he comes again and shot her,’ Pagan mentioned.

‘That he flip round like he’s going to depart, however he comes again and shoots her.’

‘She’d performed all the things that he say,’ she mentioned.

‘She give him the cash and all the things. That she did not even do nothing improper.’

Sunday's fatal robbery and shooting incident comes as crime continues to surge in NYC with a 19.4 percent increase in robberies reported

Sunday’s deadly theft and capturing incident comes as crime continues to surge in NYC with a 19.4 p.c improve in robberies reported

Winston Glynn is only one of many repeat offenders who performed violent crimes in New York City after skirting imprisonment

Xavier Israel, 25

Xavier Israel, 25

Craig Tamanaha, 49

Craig Tamanaha, 49

Winston Glynn’s case is just not an oddity as New York City has seen an increase in the quantity of violent crimes performed by males who have been arrested for violent or alarming crimes however not held in jail whereas they waited for his or her courtroom date.  

Xavier Israel: ‘Beat up Good Samaritans’

Xavier Israel, 25, who beforehand assaulted three different folks in the previous two weeks, had attacked an unidentified 59-year-old man who tried giving the homeless man his coat amid freezing temperatures. He has been charged with assault, theft and grand larceny.

Israel had been arrested and launched for his three earlier assaults, one on January 2, when he allegedly beat up two 18-year-olds in Central Park, after which on Saturday when he attacked a 49-year-old girl who tried to supply him assist.

He had been launched each instances on desk look tickets – which means he needed to seem in courtroom on one other date – since he had no prior convictions, based on NYPD data.

Agustin Garcia, 63

Agustin Garcia, 63

Serial offender Darrell Johnson, 28,

Serial offender Darrell Johnson, 28, 

Anthonia Egegbara, 29

Anthonia Egegbara, 29

Isus Thompson, 38

Isus Thompson, 38

Craig Tamanaha: ‘Set hearth to Fox News Christmas tree’

Craig Tamanaha, 49, was arrested for setting hearth to the Fox News Christmas tree on December 7. It was not a political assault – the homeless man focused the tree at random, climbing it as Fox News staffers watched on then utilizing a lighter to set it alight. 

Tamanaha has a prolonged legal report spanning a minimum of 20 years and two states, and he was arrested in November for exposing himself outdoors the Ghislaine Maxwell trial in the town.

In 2002, the then-30-year-old Tamanaha was picked up in Abilene, Texas, on a public intoxication cost. Between 2017-2018, he was arrested on three separate events and charged with public intoxication, housebreaking and resisting arrest.

Tamanaha, who’s described as unhoused and ’emotionally disturbed’, faces six misdemeanor fees, together with arson, reckless endangerment, legal mischief and legal trespassing.

Because all his fees are misdemeanors, bail couldn’t be set for him and Tamanaha is again on the road with out supervision or psychological well being help. 

Agustin Garcia: Arrested in crime spree that started in Bronx

Agustin Garcia, 63, was arrested thrice inside 36 hours in against the law spree that started in the Bronx, the place he allegedly stole a twelve-pack of Coors Light from a bodega on East one hundred and sixty fifth Street round 7.30 pm on November 21.

He was charged with petty larceny and turned again onto the road – just a few hours later, he was again in handcuffs, based on the New York Police Department.

Garcia then robbed a subway rider at knifepoint on the Canal Street subway station round 3 am on November 22, telling her to ‘keep again’ when she pursued him, police mentioned.

He was arrested, charged with felony theft, and launched once more. 

Just seven hours later, police arrested Garcia as he tried to climb up onto a platform from the tracks again on the West 145th Street/Lenox Avenue station. He fled into the tunnel after stealing one other commuter’s iPhone.

After this third arrest he was charged with grand larceny and legal trespass, and was despatched to Bellevue Hospital for a 72-hour psychiatric analysis.

Darrell Johnson: ‘Beat up two girls on Upper West Side’ 

Darrell Johnson, 28, was arrested on December 2 for allegedly beating two girls on Manhattan’s Upper West Side simply minutes aside, leaving one of the victims with a ‘disfiguring’ damage and sending each to the hospital.

The profession legal was out in the streets regardless of going through extra assault, tried assault and harassment fees stemming from an incident in August 2020 throughout which he allegedly punched and stomped on a person in Harlem. 

Johnson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with intent to trigger bodily damage and a number of tried assault and harassment fees for the December assaults.

Despite the slew of new and previous fees in opposition to him, and his prolonged rap sheet itemizing a minimum of 15 prior arrests, a Manhattan decide agreed to free Johnson with out bail pending trial.

Johnson is due again in courtroom on February 1, 2022.

Anthonia Egegbara: ‘Shoved harmless girl towards Times Square prepare tracks’   

Anthonia Egegbara, 29, of Queens, was charged with tried homicide on October 7, over surveillance footage which confirmed her shoving an harmless girl towards the tracks as a prepare hurtled into Times Square station.

The unprovoked assault comes simply three months after she was launched with out bail following an alleged assault on July 5 which left a 40-year-old girl struggling a black eye, damaged nostril and a knocked-out tooth.

 Egegbara, who’s been identified with schizophrenia, has a historical past of assault arrests, together with a minimum of seven instances beforehand, based on NYPD data, 

The three most up-to-date incidents concerned her allegedly kicking or biting different girls on public transport. 

Isus Thompson: ‘Randomly bashed cop in the top with backpack crammed with metallic secure’

Isus Thompson, 38, randomly bashed Officer Kyo Sun Lee in the top with a backpack crammed with a metallic secure, a DVD participant and a quantity of grownup movies in the Bronx on November 14.

Unprompted, Thompson approached Lee, 30, on East 194th Street in The Bronx’s Fordham Manor neighborhood round 1.30am earlier than assaulting him from behind.

Thompson, who was additionally discovered in possession of a metallic box-cutter on the time of his arrest, was given three separate assault fees, weapon possession, harassment and resisting arrest, courtroom data present.

One of his assault fees was listed as a felony, which grants judges discretion to set bail, however Thompson was as an alternative let loose on supervised launch, which means that he’s simply required to periodically verify in with the courtroom.

Thomas had been beforehand arrested for stabbing officer Demitrios Raptis with a knife in 2008. 

Thompson pleaded responsible in 2008 to second-degree tried homicide for stabbing Raptis six instances in the journey facet of the abdomen. Most of the blows have been absorbed by Raptis’s bulletproof vest, however he additionally suffered stab wounds and nonetheless has a scar. 

‘I could have died that night,’ Raptis informed the New York Post. ‘I think the guy should be locked up, shouldn’t be set free. He may have killed this officer too. He ought to be behind bars.’ 

After the stabbing, Thompson was sentenced to 5 years in jail starting in 2010 and was launched two years in a while parole, which expired in 2015, corrections data present. It is just not clear whether or not the prosecutor in Thompson’s most up-to-date offense was conscious of his prior conviction. 


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