NEW YORK — A well known immigration legal professional was killed in Flushing, Queens on Monday.

Police resources say the suspect was his client.

CBS2’s Thalia Perez spoke with good friends of the victim.

Ai Wang introduced flowers to lay at the business office doorway of her pal of additional than 30 yrs. Wang was between at least a dozen who turned out Monday afternoon following understanding Li, 66, was stabbed to demise.

“We’ve come to be pretty excellent buddies and he is these types of a wonderful gentleman. He’s a very, extremely good gentleman. He served all of our mates,” Wang mentioned.

Police mentioned Li was stabbed in the neck and back at his fourth-floor workplace on 39th Avenue and Union Avenue just before noon. Wayne Zhu stated his alleged killer experienced a motive for using the effectively-identified lawyer’s lifestyle.

“Mr. Li didn’t want to just take her situation and then she was angry and she retaliate. Now she came with the knife so with the intent to lead to damage, to kill,” Zhu claimed.

Police say 25-calendar year-old Xiao Ning Zhang was taken into custody. Li’s friends say in advance of Monday Zhang experienced manufactured an outburst in the office environment and law enforcement had been named.

“Friday, they by now have this kind of a fight, a massive struggle, so they must know nowadays,” Wang stated. “Why this early morning when she visited the office environment once again they didn’t end him, cease her, and they sent her to Mr. Li place of work.”

Good friends say Li was a married father who will be remembered as generous and sort.

Good friends also say Li was jailed by the Chinese governing administration in 1989 even though in graduate university for getting section in the Tiananmen Square protests.