Domestic dispute in Little Neck spurs violence, death

By Tom Momberg

A domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend in Little Neck Monday morning escalated quickly, leading to a stabbing and apparent suicide, according to the NYPD

A man leaped to his death from his fifth-floor apartment of The Excelsior complex in Little Neck immediately after stabbing his girlfriend several times, according to police.

Sheldon McKenzie, 29, stabbed the 24-year-old woman in her hands, arms and legs inside his apartment on the Grand Central Parkway near Commonwealth Boulevard after an apparent domestic dispute, the NYPD said.

The girlfriend, who police did not identify, ran outside the apartment building and flagged down a passing patrol car a little after 9:20 a.m. after being stabbed, authorities said.

The patrol officers walked up to the apartment after meeting the young woman, only to find McKenzie on the ground behind the building from an apparent fall, police said.

McKenzie and the woman were both rushed to North Shore LIJ Hospital, where the man died and the woman was in stable condition, according to police.

The authorities said they were still investigating what caused the domestic dispute and resulting violence.

“I only just heard what people in the building have told me,” said one resident who would not give her name. “I didn’t know these people, but I have lived here for almost 20 years. I never thought something like this could happen here.”

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