In Brooklyn, New York, an MTA conductor named Jacqueline Dicks, who is a mother of six, was tragically gunned down in a brutal slaying.
The prime suspect in her murder is now her boyfriend, who originally blamed the attack on a trio of hooded men, who he said ambushed Dicks only a few steps away from her home in Brooklyn.
She was shot and killed at about 11:30pm as she was returning home from her job as an MTA conductor.
Her boyfriend, Zire King, said that he dropped her off by her house and went to park his car, after which, he went to the store.
He said that Dicks was still in her uniform when she was approached by these three hooded men, who killed her after firing at her once.
Investigators no longer believe his story after surveillance videos cropped up that contradict his statement regarding the events of that night. As the investigation got deeper, it turned out he was living a second life.
The video shows no men with their hoods up running the street, as King had claimed. It also shows King and Dicks talking and captured King returning to his car, Boyce said. In the trunk of that car, police found a .40-caliber handgun, which they believe to be the murder weapon, and found Dicks’ bag with her phone inside it, Boyce said. King, whose alias is Joseph Harper, is expected to be charged with second-degree murder. He lives in the neighborhood where Dicks was killed but hasn’t returned since the night of the shooting, Boyce said. King should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. He is described as having black hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds, according to the NYPD.
He is known to police under New York State ID numbers 00572012R and 07940712P. The union for transportation workers sent an email to 42,000 members Wednesday warning them to keep an eye out for the man suspected of killing their colleague.
“Every bus and subway worker in the city has been instructed to be on the lookout for the man police suspect killed Conductor Jacqueline Dicks,” a spokesman for the Transport Workers Union said.
Family members said Dicks was the leader of their family and widely beloved.