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'Duck sauce killer' who shot dead a Chinese delivery man in row over condiments kills himself

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Duck Sauce Killer’, 51, who shot and killed a Chinese delivery man in NYC over longstanding spice feud, commits suicide before trial

  • Glenn Hirsch, 51, shot himself before appearing in Queens Supreme Court today
  • He previously pleaded not guilty to the murder offense and has nine previous arrests on his record
  • Hirsch’s brother deposited the $500,000 on a certified check, though attorney Michael Horn says the money came from his client
  • He was instructed to wear an ankle-strap monitor at all times and to remain at his home in Jamaica 24 hours a day
  • His wife Dorothy, 62, pleaded not guilty earlier this week after being charged with gun possession when officers raided her home
  • Obviously the couple had split up and hadn’t lived together for years
  • Zhiwen Yan, 45, father of three, was doing delivery rounds on his scooter in Forest Hills, Queens when he was shot in the chest

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Queen’s ‘duck sauce killer’ has committed suicide ahead of a court hearing today over claims he shot and killed a Chinese restaurant delivery man.

Glenn Hirsch, 51, had been released on bail after being charged with the murder of Zhiewn Yan, and is due to appear in court today in connection with the charges.

A source told DailyMail.com that the accused murderer “shot himself dead” in the hours before the trial.

He would appear in connection with the murder of Yan, a father of three, whom he allegedly shot in the chest while making delivery rounds on his scooter in Forest Hills.

Hirsch, who was believed to have had several clashes with the Chinese takeaway before, is charged with shooting Yan before fleeing the crime scene on April 30.

Police say Hirsch, who was believed to be driving an older model Lexus RX3 SV at the time, briefly exchanged words at a traffic light before Yan was shot near 108th Street and 67th Drive.

At Hirsch’s home in Briarwood, officers discovered his refrigerator full of sweet and sour duck sauce.

A source confirmed to DailyMail.com that the alleged killer had shot himself before a court hearing today.  His attorney, Mike Horn (pictured), did not immediately respond to requests for comment

A source confirmed to DailyMail.com that the alleged killer had shot himself before a court hearing today. His attorney, Mike Horn (pictured), did not immediately respond to requests for comment

“His entire fridge was filled with duck sauce,” a police source told the New York Daily News. “And other spices.”

‘He’s a collector. And when you open the fridge, it’s like condiments — there’s duck sauce, soy sauce, ketchup.”

The source suggested that the piles of spices in his 141st Street apartment were all part of what was happening in Hirsch’s brain that may have led him to murder.

“I think in some pathology people take that stuff very seriously — you didn’t give him enough duck sauce,” they said.

Hirsch, who had nine previous arrests to his credit, previously pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

His brother reportedly paid the $500,000 for his bail in a certified check, although attorney Michael Horn says the money came from his client.

He was instructed to wear an ankle-strap monitor at all times and to remain at his home in Jamaica 24 hours a 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 being charged with gun possession when officers raided her home in Briarwood.

On June 3, Hirsch was arrested after police raided her home, two days after her husband and the alleged killer were charged with shooting Yan.

Her lawyers said she hadn’t lived with her husband for years, while her lawyers said the registered nurse is “absolutely innocent.”

During the arrest, authorities seized eight pistols and ammunition from Hirsch’s Briarwood home, officials said.

Police records show the couple live in separate homes and Glenn lives in nearby Jamaica.

The prosecutor’s office says in documents that they acknowledge that her husband had access to her apartment.

The weapons were reportedly found in boxes and garbage bags among Hirsch’s other belongings in a closet used by him.

Mark Bederow, Dorothy’s attorney, declined to comment on the case when DailyMail.com contacted him.

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