The New York City Police Department is looking for the boyfriend of a city subway conductor who was found shot to death just one block away from her Brooklyn, N.Y., home Monday.
According to CBS New York, police want to question 44-year-old Zire King about the death of 41-year-old Jacqueline Dicks, a mother of six.
Dicks was shot dead while she was on her way home from work at a nearby subway depot, police said. Initially it was believed that she was attacked by three men, but Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce revealed that investigators uncovered a video showing the street where Dicks was killed. and what was witnessed did not really mesh well with King’s claim that a couple of cars and suspects shot her before speeding off.
“There was no three males running in the street with hoods up, there was none of that,” Boyce said Wednesday.
King had told police that he dropped Dicks off after work and then got out of his car and went to the store.
“We have them engaging in a conversation; we also have them going back to his car directly after. We did a search warrant on that car and we found a .40-caliber handgun in the trunk of the car. We believe that to be the murder weapon,” Boyce said. “We also found that he picked up her bag with the phone in it and also put it in the trunk.”
Boyce said that he believes the killing to be the result of a domestic dispute. The couple, he said, had been together for five years and had recently bought a home and had a 4-year-old son together.
Family told DNAinfo New York that King was “always jealous.”
“They had, like, your basic relationship problems. He was always jealous. He’s a cowardly man. You can’t even call him a man; he’s a cowardly little boy,” Tatiana Dicks, 24, one of Dicks’ daughters, told the news site. “I’ve watched him cry over my mother, but I never thought he would take her life. I need him caught.”
Tatiana said that she wants to ask King why he “had to take my mother,” who also had three grandchildren, including Tatiana’s 1-year-old daughter.
“I’m shocked. How can you take your son’s mother away from them and their siblings?” Tatiana said. “My mother was the best. Everybody loved her. She was truly loved by everyone.”
According to DNAinfo, police plan to charge King with second-degree murder.