EXCLUSIVE: ‘Duck sauce killer’, 51,who shot dead a Chinese delivery man in NYC over long-running feud about condiments kills himself before court hearing
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.
‘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 representative, Michael Horn, did not immediately respond to requests for comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
This is a developing story.