According to the statement, on August 4 between 4:20 and 4:37 p.m., Nando Perez allegedly entered Charles Zolot’s office near 37th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. The District Attorney’s Office said Perez was one of Zolot’s clients. Perez allegedly stabbed Zolot at least 20 times in the conference room on the office’s second floor. Perez then allegedly left the scene.
Zolot’s body was reportedly found the next morning on August 5.
Video footage allegedly shows Perez and his brother walking into Zolot’s office the night of his death, according to WABC-TV. So far, no other arrests have been made.
Katz wrote in the statement, "This is a brutal crime that has stunned our community. The defendant is accused of confronting the victim in his law office, stabbing him repeatedly and then leaving him to die."