The boyfriend of an MTA conductor and mother of six who was gunned down is now wanted for questioning in the woman’s slaying, which he'd originally blamed on a trio of hooded men who ambushed the mother of six just steps away from her Brooklyn home.
Jacqueline Dicks, 41, was shot and killed Monday night on Elton Street near Flatlands Avenue in East New York, police said. It was about 11:30 p.m. and she was returning home from her job as an MTA conductor.
Initially, her boyfriend Zire King, 44, had told police that he dropped off Dicks near her home and went to park his car before heading to the store. He said it was during that time that three men with their hoods up approached Dicks, who was in her MTA uniform, and fired at her once, killing her.
Zire King is wanted in the May 1, 2017, killing of his girlfriend Jacqueline Dicks in East New York, Brooklyn. (NYPD)
Investigators no longer believe that account, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Wednesday. They’ve since found surveillance video that contradicts King’s claim about what happened that night.
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.
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.
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.