Glenn Hirsch, known as the “Duck Sauce Killer,” kills himself before his court date.
The “Duck Sauce Killer,” who was suspected of shooting a Chinese food delivery man in Queens, killed himself on Friday, just before a court hearing that could have put him back in jail.
The Post got a mug shot of Glenn Hirsch, which finally revealed his face. He had been out on bail when he shot himself at home the night before his court date in Queens Supreme Court the next morning.
Sources say that the 51-year-old suspect was found dead on the couch with the gun in his hand and the radio blaring so loudly that police could hear it from outside the door.
Hirsch had emailed his lawyers, prosecutors, and others involved in the case a long suicide note in which he denied killing Zhiwen Yan on April 30 because the suspect was angry with the restaurant over duck sauce.
Hirsch’s lawyer, Michael Horn, said, “He left a long note, but basically, he became overwhelmed by the press coverage, the media attention, and the rush to blame him. He didn’t take care of his mental health, which he needed to do, and he became depressed and suicidal.”
Hirsch also tried to clear his wife, Dorothy Hirsh, of any wrongdoing after she was arrested in late June after police found eight handguns and ammunition at her home during an early morning raid.