A cleansing particular person found the physique of 65-year-old Charles Zolot simply earlier than 6 a.m. on the second ground of an workplace constructing on 82nd Avenue in Jackson Heights.
Police stated he was laying on his again and had suffered a puncture wound to his chest and trauma to his again.
After they first heard the information, different attorneys within the constructing figured Zolot died of pure causes. However because the day went on, it turned clear that wasn’t the case.
There are not any arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
In line with the web site for Zolot’s enterprise, he was a divorce and youngster custody lawyer and likewise dealt with actual property disputes.
Zolot was speculated to be in Queens Supreme Court docket Thursday on a case.
Fellow attorneys who additionally had workplaces within the constructing stated a member of the clerical employees reported feeling frightened by one in every of Zolot’s shoppers.
“As a lawyer, you are all the time afraid of some shoppers that might get actually upset with you, and we’re residing in a really loopy time when folks get very agitated in a short time,” lawyer Mark Drucker stated.
Different attorneys stated this case might turn into a wake-up name in a career the place folks deal with bitter disputes.
“It is undoubtedly one thing that considerations me, and, it is unhappy, he was out right here making an attempt to make a residing,” lawyer Jamel Oeser-Sweat stated.
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