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Uniformed MTA Conductor, Mom of 6, Shot Dead on Her Own Street to Be Laid to Rest Wednesday

Jacqueline Dicks was a mother of six who co-workers say was jovial on the job

The MTA worker and the mother of six who was shot and killed on her own Brooklyn street as she was headed home from a shift last week will be laid to rest Wednesday. 

Jacqueline Dicks, 41, was shot in the head on Elton Street on May 1 just after 11:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities had said. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. in Queens. 

Investigators had said Dicks was dead by the time they got to the scene and was wearing her MTA uniform when she was shot.

Dicks, was a conductor with New York City Transit since June, and had just finished her shift on the N line and her boyfriend, Zire King, had picked her up from the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station in Queens to drive her to the East New York neighborhood where she lived, law enforcement sources said.

Authorities had questioned King at the start of their investigation into the death of his girlfriend, 41-year-old Jacqueline Dicks, but released him. Cops then obtained a search warrant for King's car and found a handgun in the trunk, police said. Authorities believe that was the weapon that killed Dicks, and Investigators believe he was the gunman. Dicks' bag and phone were also allegedly found in the vehicle at the time.

King was later found dead in a closet of a home on First Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, after a three-hour standoff with authorities last Friday, officials said.

"Give her her life back," Jacqueline's brother, Tyrone Dicks, said. "Let her finish her life." 

Jacqueline Dicks was a mother of six who co-workers say was jovial on the job. 

Her niece, Michelle Dicks, called her an "awesome" person.

"I don't even know why this had to happen to her," said Michelle. "I wish whoever did this -- whoever saw, would come and just say something. My family is taking it real hard." 

Community members and coworkers had rallied around her family. 

"Last night we lost one of our own to gun violence," MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said in a statement the day following the deadly shooting. "Jacqueline Dicks was a 41-year-old mother of six and valued member of New York City Transit. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and will assist NYPD in any way possible."

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