Great Neck attorney stabbed to death in Queens office

Great Neck attorney stabbed to death in Queens office
Great Neck attorney Jim Li was reportedly stabbed to death on Monday, according to the NYPD. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A Great Neck attorney was stabbed to death on Monday morning in his law office in Queens, according to NYPD officials.

Police said they responded to a 911 call of “an assault in progress” at 136-56 39th Ave. in Flushing around 11:44 a.m. When officers from the 109th Precinct arrived at the building, they found immigration attorney Jim Li, 66, with stab wounds “to his body and neck,” officials said.

Li, an attorney for Jim Li & Associates, was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was  pronounced dead. Officials said Xiaoning Zhang, 25, of Flushing, was arrested and charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

A report from News12 said police said Li “was on Zhang’s case for two months” and that he was contemplating recusing himself from the case, but law enforcement officials did not comment on those statements in a phone interview with Blank Slate Media. No details of the alleged case presented by Zhang have been reported.

The Daily News and other media outlets said Zhang “caused quite a commotion” last week when Li refused to take her case.

Efforts to reach Li’s office for comment were unavailing.

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