The fugitive ex-boyfriend suspected of killing MTA conductor Jacqueline Dicks was found dead on Friday after a five-hour standoff with police in New Jersey.
The manhunt for Zire King led to a Hackensack home, where members of the NYPD Fugitive Task Force and local police officers attempted to coax the alleged killer into talking.
Neighbors said the tense confrontation began around 2 p.m. after King barricaded himself in the two-story brick home on First St. near Stanley Pl.
“This is a frightening and frustrating thing, especially since I can’t get any information,” said Rose, who lived next to the home. “I don’t know what’s going on. My husband told me he was inside the house, but I do not know. You never see things like this in the neighborhood. It’s scary.”
Other neighbors described the terrifying moment when cops stormed into the house.
“There were two officers, one would shoot then another would shoot, two shots at a time,” said Eddie Clemens, 67. “I saw everything. I heard banging and banging and banging. Then they got the door down. Once they got it down they went right in.”
Things remained quiet after the sudden explosion of force and cops found King dead inside.
Sources said no shots were fired and that King may have ingested something in order to end his life.