Zire King, 44, was questioned earlier this week and released, but surveillance video of the crime scene contradicted his statements, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. (NYPD)
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The NYPD is searching for the boyfriend of slain MTA conductor Jacqueline Dicks in connection with her murder.
The mother of six was on her way home from work when she was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head in East New York, Brooklyn, late Monday night. Emergency crews arrived at about 11:40 p.m. and pronounced her dead at the scene, said police.
Zire King, 44, was questioned earlier this week and released, but surveillance video of the crime scene contradicted his statements, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.
Dicks, 41, was off-duty from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority when she was gunned down less than a block from her home. She was wearing her uniform at the time of her death.
Police sources told Fox 5's Lisa Evers that they did not believe the death to be part of a robbery gone badly and that detectives were leaning away from the theory that it was a random attack.
NYPD detectives worked the scene throughout the night and all day long. Police were hoping that surveillance cameras from an industrial building across the street would provide them with unmistakable clues.
An MTA spokesperson declined to comment.
The NYPD was initially searching for at least three suspects based on King's testimony but surveillance footage did not show the alleged suspects.
Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
King is described by police as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 170 lbs.
Dicks leaves behind six children ranging in ages 4 to 24. Her brother told Fox 5 News that Dicks was beloved by her family.
With the Associated Press