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Glenn Hirsch, accused of killing delivery worker Zhiwen Yan over duck sauce, dies by suicide, officials say

Suspect accused of killing Queens delivery worker found dead
Suspect accused of killing Queens delivery worker found dead 00:28

NEW YORK -- The man accused in the shooting death of a Queens Chinese food delivery worker over duck sauce has died by suicide, authorities say. 

Glenn Hirsch, 51, was charged with stalking and murdering Zhiwen Yan, a 45-year-old father and restaurant worker. 

Hirsch had been released on $500,000 cash bail and was under electronic monitoring and home confinement.

Hirsch didn't show up for a court appearance, and was later found dead in his home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

"We just found out that defendant killed himself. Zhiwen Yan's family is in shock.  We ask for privacy, and thank the NYPD and District Attorney for their efforts to seek justice," said Jennifer Wu, attorney for Yan's family. 

"The loss of a human life is always tragic. Obviously, we would have preferred to try Mr. Glenn Hirsch for the calculated murder of Mr. Zhiwen Yan in a court of law, but this is no longer an option. We once again express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Zhiwen Yan, who continue to grieve his tragic and senseless loss," said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. 

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