Queens ‘duck sauce killer’ has committed suicide ahead of a court hearing today over claims that he shot dead a Chinese restaurant delivery driver.
Glenn Hirsch, 51, had been released on bail after being charged with the murder of Zhiewn Yan, and was set to appear in court today in relation to the allegations.
A source told DailyMail.com that the accused killer had ‘shot himself’ in the hours before the court hearing.
He was set to appear in connection with the murder of Yan, a father-of-three, who he allegedly shot in the chest while doing delivery rounds on his scooter in Forest Hills.
Hirsch, who was believed to have had several run ins with the Chinese takeaway before, is accused of shooting Yan before fleeing the scene on April 30.
Police say that Hirsch, who was believed to be driving an older model of a Lexus RX3 SV at the time, briefly exchange words at a traffic light before Yan was shot near 108th Street and 67th Drive.
At Hirsch’s Briarwood home, cops discovered his refrigerator packed with sweet and sour duck sauce.
‘Duck sauce killer’ Glenn Hirsch has committed suicide just hours before he was set to appear at Queens Supreme court over claims that he shot and killed a Chinese delivery driver in April
A source confirmed to DailyMail.com that the alleged killer had shot himself ahead of a court hearing today. His attorney, Mike Horn (pictured), did not immediately respond to requests for comment
Zhiwen Yan, 45, (pictured) with his wife in what appears to be a wedding photo. Yan, who worked as a Chinese food delivery man, 45, was shot dead in New York City: The shooter was a disgruntled customer who had ‘multiple’ disputes with the restaurant over his orders and twice threatened workers with a gun
‘His whole refrigerator was filled with duck sauce,’ a police source told the New York Daily News. ‘And other condiments.’
‘He’s a hoarder. And when you open the refrigerator, it’s like, condiments – there’s duck sauce, soy sauce, ketchup.’
The source suggested the piles of condiments at his apartment on 141st Street were all a part of what was going on in Hirsch’s brain that may have lead him to kill.
‘I guess in some pathology people like that take that stuff very seriously – you didn’t give him enough duck sauce,’ they said.
Hirsch, who had nine prior arrests on his record, previously pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
His brother reportedly posted the $500,000 for his bail in a certified check, though attorney Michael Horn says that the money came from his client.
He was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet monitor at all times and remain at his Jamaica home 24 hours of the day.
His representative, Michael Horn, did not immediately respond to requests for comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
His wife Dorothy Hirsch, 62, pleaded not guilty earlier this week after she was arraigned on weapons charges when cops raided her Briarwood home.
On June 3, Hirsch was arrested after police conducted a raid at her home two days after her husband and alleged killer was charged with shooting Yan.
Her lawyers said that she had not lived with her husband for years, with her attorneys saying the registered nurse is ‘absolutely innocent.’
During the bust authorities seized eight handguns and ammunition from Hirsch’s Briarwood home, officials said.
Police records show the couple live in separate homes with Glenn living in nearby Jamaica.
The District Attorney’s office say in documents that they acknowledge that her husband had access to her apartment.
The guns were reportedly discovered in boxes and garbage bags amongst Hirsch’s other belonging in a closet used by him.
Mark Bederow, Dorothy’s attorney, declined to comment on the matter when contacted by DailyMail.com.