Shooter in Queens delivery man’s death spent months threatening restaurant workers: DA

FOREST HILLS, Queens (PIX11) — A Queens person arrested on Wednesday allegedly gunned down a delivery worker since of a months-lengthy vendetta more than a Chinese food items get, officers said. 

Glenn Hirsch, 51, allegedly spent months stalking and harassing staff from Fantastic Wall Restaurant prior to fatally taking pictures Zhiwen Yan, 45, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz claimed. Yan was shot just times after dropping off an purchase on April 30. 

“As alleged, a petty dispute over a consider-out get grew to become an obsessive stage of competition for the defendant who began to stalk and harass employees at the cafe for months,” Katz reported. “The tragic close result was the murder of a hard-doing the job worker, who remaining guiding a devastated family members and a grieving community.”

Hirsch’s rage was kicked off on Nov. 30, 2021. He ordered food items and questioned for added duck sauce packets, which workers at Excellent Wall Chinese Cafe on Queens Boulevard gave him, but “the defendant turned irate, however, and argued with personnel at the eatery,” officers stated. 

The Queens man demanded a refund and wanted to return the meals, according to the indictment. When staff refused, Hirsch called the law enforcement. Officers arrived and workers stated to them that they could not accept food back since of COVID.  

Hirsch stormed out, but he allegedly came back continuously and threatened workers. On Dec. 16, 2021, Hirsch allegedly made use of a knife to harm a restaurant worker’s automobile. 

“I have a gun,” he allegedly informed personnel. “Be thorough, this is the last time I’m heading to convey to you.”

Personnel followed him, confronted him and pulled down Hirsch’s mask, according to the indictment. A person took photographs of Hirsch’s face and of the license plate on his parked SUV.

On Jan. 28, 2022, a worker was outside shoveling snow when Hirsch confirmed up, officials mentioned. Hirsch allegedly pointed a gun at the person. 

“How’s your vehicle? Keep in mind me? I will eliminate your complete spouse and children,” he allegedly reported.

The employee rushed inside of and identified as the police. By the time the employee went back again outdoors, Hirsch was absent and the tires on the employee’s car or truck experienced been slashed.

On April 30, Hirsch dropped his wife off at get the job done, authorities said. He was then caught on digital camera passing by the Queens Boulevard restaurant seven moments.

Just prior to 9:30 p.m., Yan remaining the cafe on a scooter, officers mentioned. Hirsch allegedly followed as Yan created his shipping and delivery. Yan drove off and then, although stopped at a crimson light around 67th Travel and 108th Road, he noticed Hirsch. 

The employee backed away, but Hirsch allegedly fired a single shot to Yan’s chest, killing the shipping and delivery worker. Hirsch fled, heading to his wife’s apartment.

Hirsch was indicted by a Queens County grand jury Thursday on murder, stalking and other expenses. He faces involving 29 2/3 to 44 several years-to-life in prison, if convicted.