Glenn Hirsch arrested in death of delivery man Zhiwen Yan

The irate buyer who allegedly gunned down a tough-functioning Chinese food stuff shipping gentleman in a cold-blooded attack in Queens — which stemmed from a dispute about duck sauce that led to a months-extended reign of terror — was busted late Wednesday, cops announced Thursday. 

Glenn Hirsch, 50, was picked up on a warrant at his Briarwood condominium all over 8 p.m. Wednesday and billed with murder, as effectively as prison possession of a loaded firearm in connection to the April 30 slaying of the 45-calendar year-old Zhiwen Yan, authorities claimed. 

“While this case appeared simple at the onset, mainly because we did build the suspect early on, you know producing sufficient evidence to increase to the amount of possible induce took some time to do,” NYPD Lt. John Russo mentioned at a police briefing on Thursday. 

“Why did it just take from April 30 until finally now when, at the encounter, it seemed we understood who he was correct absent?” Russo reported. “Well, you know, we want to make certain we get the proper person and we have a prosecutable scenario.”

Cops unveiled that Hirsch was caught on surveillance footage circling the Queens restaurant for an hour on the evening of the shooting — then seen subsequent Yan in his car or truck prior to he allegedly shot him lifeless.

Zhiwen Yan was producing a shipping on his scooter around 9:30 p.m. when Glenn Hirsch allegedly shot him after in the chest.
Glenn Hirsch, the man accused of murdering Chinese food delivery driver Zhiwen Yan, being walked out of the 122 Precinct on June 2, 2022.
Glenn Hirsch, the gentleman accused of murdering Chinese food stuff shipping driver Zhiwen Yan, being walked out of the 122 Precinct on June 2, 2022.
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Police said they found eight guns at his estranged wife’s home when they executed a search warrant close to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, they claimed.

They said Hirsch and his ex had parted strategies amicably — although a neighbor mentioned Hirsch showed up frequently and explained him as “an a–hole.”

“I’ve read him a bunch of moments yelling at her,” claimed the male, who questioned to be recognized only as Glenn. “He’s an a–hole. I have just observed that person managing her like s–t. He speaks extremely loud. These walls are not the thickest walls in the world.

“I by no means observed bruises on her, but that woman took a good deal of verbal abuse from the male,” he claimed. “It tends to make me want to go.”

“We ended up getting actions to make guaranteed he did not flee the location,” Russo reported. 

Wife.
Kunying Zhao called for justice in the loss of life of her partner.
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Hirsch had an ongoing beef with employees at Good Wall on Queens Boulevard – bombarding the cafe with cellphone phone calls and even contacting 911 on them – when he took his anger out on Yan, police reported.

Police claimed a grand jury voted to indict Hirsch on Wednesday.

He was arraigned Thursday in Queens Supreme Court and billed with next-diploma murder, weapons possession, stalking and menacing and purchased held devoid of bail.

“As alleged, a petty dispute around a get-out purchase became an obsessive position of competition for the defendant, who began to stalk and harass personnel at the cafe for months,” Queens DA Melinda Katz said in a statement.

“The tragic conclusion final result was the murder of a tricky-performing worker who left driving a devastated loved ones and a grieving group,” Katz stated. “Gun violence is hardly ever the remedy and will not be tolerated in Queens County.”

Yan, a married father of 3 who migrated from China about 20 years back, was generating a shipping on his scooter near 108th Avenue and 67th Push in Forest Hills all-around 9:30 p.m. when Hirsch allegedly shot him at the time in the upper body.

“We are all relieved that another person has been arrested,” Yan’s heartbroken widow, Eva Zhao, said in a statement released Thursday through her legal professional.

Police, firefighters and EMS are seen at the scene of a shooting.
Zhiwen Yan was a married father of three who migrated from China about 20 a long time back.
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Police at the scene.
Law enforcement reply to the shooting in close proximity to 108th Avenue and 67th Push in Forest Hills.
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“We are grateful to the NYPD and have complete self esteem that the Queens District Legal professional will convey justice to Zhiwen, a loving and form spouse, father, son, close friend and group member,” the assertion reported.

Hirsch was in his auto when he spotted Yan and followed him to a quit light-weight – where by he obtained out of his ride and opened fire, authorities explained. 

He experienced just dropped off an purchase in the community when he was killed.

Cafe proprietor Kai Yang told The Post that Hirsch had previously been in a rage over the amount of money of duck sauce he obtained with an purchase on Nov. 30.

Great Wall takeout.
Fantastic Wall proprietor Kai Yang claimed a duck-sauce dispute with Glenn Hirsch sparked a series of significantly disturbing encounters.
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Memorial for Zhiwen Yan.
A memorial for Zhiwen Yan was established up outside the house the Great Wall cafe.
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Hirsch demanded his funds back again, but a worker refused and the accused killer identified as law enforcement — who explained to him the cafe could not just take the food items for the reason that of COVID constraints at the time, prosecutors explained. 

Hirsch stormed out and allegedly commenced his reign of terror.

The duck-sauce dispute sparked a sequence of progressively disturbing encounters – which includes 1 in which the angry shopper slashed Yang’s tires and pointed a gun at him when confronted, the operator said. 

Yang claimed the crazed client was wrestled to the floor by staff members — like Zhiwen Yan — during the gun incident.

“How’s your automobile?” Hirsch reportedly told cafe staff, prosecutors reported. “Remember me? I will destroy your full relatives.”

A photo and an illustration depicts slain food delivery courier Zhiwen Yan.
A photograph and an illustration for Zhiwen Yan upcoming to form text from mourners.
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A child's drawing portraying food delivery courier Zhiwen Yan.
A child’s drawing portraying Zhiwen Yan on his scooter.
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But in spite of recurring calls to law enforcement around time about the indignant purchaser, the patron was never ever charged, Yang mentioned. 

At a candlelight vigil, the slain supply man’s wife termed for justice. 

“New York Town, you owe me a everyday living … you owe me a partner … you owe an explanation to the Chinese group,” Kunying Zhao reported by way of an interpreter.

“I want to know why considering that past November his manager and colleagues have been threatened many periods and nobody could secure them. I want to know why!”

Queens prosecutors said Hirsch faces a prison sentence of up to 44-years-to-life if convicted on the indictment.

Added reporting by Haley Brown and Amanda Woods