Hunt for Queens delivery boy killer continues – NBC New York

New York police are investigating whether a disgruntled customer could be linked to the fatal shooting of delivery man Zhiwen Yan, law enforcement sources told News 4.

Yan, 45, was driving through Queens on Saturday evening to drop off a delivery when he was fatally shot in the chest around 9.30pm, police said.

Two days later, law enforcement sources said detectives were investigating whether a man who had previous run-ins at the Great Wall Chinese restaurant where Yan delivered from was involved in the shooting.

A police report had already been filed by the restaurant against an individual in January for allegedly threatening to use a firearm on staff, the sources said.

His scooter is left on the ground at the Forest Hills intersection.

Yan was found unconscious next to his scooter in Forest Hills, at the intersection of 108th Street and 67th Drive. EMS units took him to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Community friends left flowers, cards and handwritten notes at a growing memorial for the husband and father of three.

“We are all obviously a little shaken, he was someone who played a very important role in the community. He was someone that everyone knew and loved and he was in a way a symbol of community for neighborhood,” said Matthew Murray.

Representative Grace Meng, who represents the borough of Queens, met with Yan’s wife on Sunday, who said she was frozen in shock and barely able to walk or speak.

Neighbors remembering Yan describe a beloved community man who always said hello “my friend”.

“He was always excited to see you and he was just shouting ‘hi my friend’ from across Queens Boulevard. Not being able to have that and knowing I’ll never hear that from him again is very upsetting,” said Murray.

A community in Queens mourns the loss of a beloved aircraft shot down during a delivery in Forest Hills. NBC New York’s Adam Harding reports.

Over the weekend, investigators investigated whether the shot that killed Yan was a “stray bullet”.

No arrests were made Monday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said that if previous incidents related to restaurant customer complaints could be linked to Yan’s murder, then police have a person of interest they want to interview.

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