Who was Glenn Hirsch? Queens’ ‘Duck Sauce Killer’ found dead after being released on bail

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On April 30, 2022, Glenn Hirsch was in Queens, New York when he shot and killed a man. The tragic victim of the hate crime was Zhiwen Yan, 45, who worked as a delivery man for the Great Wall Chinese restaurant. Zhiwen Yan was targeted because of his ethnicity.

While Yan was working as a delivery driver in the exclusive Forest Hills community, Hirsch, a.k.a. the “Duck Sauce Killer,” followed and eventually shot him. He was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

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Glenn Hirsch’s body was discovered at his home on Friday, although he was out on bail at the time. It was reported that he shot himself several times in the head before taking his own life. His death occurred shortly before the court hearing, which was scheduled for the following morning.

The investigation has led police to believe he took his own life. Next to his body, authorities discovered a long suicide note in which the suspect acquitted himself of the allegations against him. He denied any role in Yan’s murder and said the verdict came too quickly. He said he was aware he would be found guilty by the court but stated he did not want to spend the rest of his life in prison. In the letter, Glenn Hirsch wrote:

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In addition, he claimed that his wife, Dorothy Hirsch, was not at fault. Dorothy Hirsch has been charged with eight counts of illegal possession of firearms after police officers seized at least eight pistols and ammunition from her property in Briarwood. The firearms and ammunition were found on Dorothy Hirsch.

When Glenn Hirsch ordered dinner at a Chinese restaurant in New York City in November 2021, he expressed dissatisfaction with the insufficient amount of duck sauce that came with his meal. The then 51-year-old customer nurtured that animosity until it culminated in the callous killing of delivery driver and father-of-three Zhiwen Yan in April 2022.

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On June 8, Hirsch’s brother obtained his release from prison, ending the widespread fear and concern that had gripped the local town of Forest Hills. Here’s what the owner of the facility in question said to The Post:

Although Glenn Hirsch had to comply with various regulations, such as keeping his distance from the restaurant and the grieving family of the deceased, the restaurant’s owner, Ken Yang, lived in constant fear for his personal safety and the safety of his staff. He had said:

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After several months of targeted harassment, the murder was carried out. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz made the following statement to the New York Daily News about the case:

In addition, the manager of the Great Wall restaurant was quoted as saying Glenn Hirsch’s attack was motivated by racial tensions. Everyone in the neighborhood was stunned by Hirsch’s decision to take his own life. The unexpected change in events infuriated Ken Yang and he expressed his frustration at it. Amid his demands for answers, he stated:

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The unanswered question, however, is how Glenn Hirsch acquired a pistol while still being subject to the severe restrictions imposed by the court.

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