The person accused by authorities of killing a Chinese language meals supply man in April was discovered useless by sheriffs with a gunshot wound to his head Friday, the person’s lawyer mentioned.
Glenn Hirsch, 51, was out on $500,000 bail and ordered by a choose to put on an ankle bracelet. When he didn’t present as much as a court docket look Friday, the choose requested a metropolis sheriff to trace him down, Hirsch’s lawyer Arthur Aidala instructed NY1.
“He was very adamant about his innocence all through from the day of his arrest till right this moment,” Aidala mentioned. “We have been very ready to struggle this case within the courtroom.”
Police confirmed a person was discovered useless on the Briarwood tackle the place Hirsch lived, however didn’t establish the person. Town health worker’s workplace mentioned wouldn’t have additional data to offer till Saturday.
In June, Hirsch was arrested for the April capturing. On the time, Queens District Lawyer Melinda Katz mentioned Hirsch allegedly killed supply driver Zhiwen Yan as a result of “a petty dispute over a take-out order grew to become an obsessive level of competition for the defendant.”
Prosecutors accused Hirsch of stalking and harassing workers at Nice Wall Chinese language Restaurant for months after a November 2021 incident. In response to prosecutors, Hirsch requested for additional duck sauce packets along with his order throughout that incident, which he was given, however he nonetheless grew to become offended and subsequently demanded a refund.
In a later incident, Hirsch allegedly vandalized a employee’s automobile and instructed Yan he had a gun. In one other separate incident, authorities mentioned Hirsch identified a firearm at a employee shoveling snow and mentioned, “Keep in mind me? I’ll kill your complete household,” earlier than then slashing the employee’s tires.
On April 30, officers mentioned Hirsch handed the Queens Boulevard eating places seven occasions earlier than approaching Yan and fatally capturing him within the chest.
Hirsch had been indicted on homicide and stalking costs, amongst others. He confronted as much as life in jail.
“The lack of a human life is all the time tragic. Clearly, we might have most well-liked to attempt Mr. Glenn Hirsch for the calculated homicide of Mr. Zhiwen Yan in a court docket of regulation, however that is now not an choice,” Katz mentioned in a press release Friday. “We as soon as once more specific our deepest condolences to the household and associates of Mr. Zhiwen Yan, who proceed to grieve his tragic and mindless loss.”