Vigil held for murdered Burger King worker; police have ‘person of interest’

Detectives are questioning a so-called person of interest in connection with the fatal shooting of a worker at a Burger King in Manhattan, a police source told FOX 5 NY reporter Jessica Formoso.

A candlelit prayer vigil was held on Thursday night outside the fast food restaurant in East Harlem, where cashier Crystal Bayron-Nieves was murdered. She was 19.

Clerics, community leaders and politicians stood side by side demanding an end to senseless violence. They also called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law once the killer is caught.

The call for justice comes when Bragg gets criticized for its new criminal justice reforms.

A gunman walked into the Burger King on 116th Street off Lexington Avenue on Sunday and demanded money. Kristal gave him $100, but he still shot her in the stomach.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case, but police spoke to someone in connection with the case on Thursday night.

The NYPD has released surveillance video footage of the suspect, who is described as a dark-skinned, slim-bodied man, and was last seen wearing a black mask, all-black clothing and possibly a black plastic bag.

A $20,000 reward will be offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction; $10,000 comes from NYPD Crime Stoppers and $10,000 comes from billionaire tycoon John Catsimatidis.

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