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MTA Conductor Shot to Death Near Brooklyn Home After Shift, Officials Say

By  Ben Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner | May 2, 2017 9:15am | Updated on May 2, 2017 6:29pm

 Jacqueline Dicks, a mother of six, was gunned down on Elton Street near her home, officials said.
Jacqueline Dicks, a mother of six, was gunned down on Elton Street near her home, officials said.
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EAST NEW YORK — An off-duty MTA conductor and mother of six was shot to death just a block from her home Monday night, officials said.

Jacqueline Dicks, 41, was in uniform and walking home with her boyfriend when she was gunned down outside 1010 Elton St. about 11:41 p.m. as she returned home after her shift on the N line at the Ditmars Station, according to sources and an NYPD official.

"She never made it here. She never made it home," said her grieving brother Tyrone Dicks, 55.

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Jacqueline Dicks was fatally shot in East New York Monday night, police said. (DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg)

The conductor, a mother of six children between the ages of 4 and 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and union officials.

"She's the best. The best sister you ever want, that you can have. She's a family person. She's a loving person. She's kind. She'd open her heart, open her door to you. She'd do anything she can for you," her brother continued.

"She ain't had a bad bone in her body."

There were no immediate arrests, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Dicks was walking home with her husband when they separated while he went to the store about a block from their apartment, NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce said during a press conference Tuesday. 

Investigators recovered one shell casing and were looking through an "extensive amount of video," Boyce added. 

It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the shooting, officials said, and the victim's brother wasn't aware that she had any enemies.

"I just talked to her earlier that day, yesterday, and she never said nothing like that," Tyrone Dicks said.

The conductor had been with the MTA since June 2016, sources said.

"Justice can't come soon enough for the bastards responsible for this evil and cowardly act," said TWU Local 100 secretary and treasurer Earl Phillips.

Both union and MTA officials said they'd do what they could to bring Jacqueline Dicks' killer to justice.

"We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and will assist the NYPD in any way possible," said Ronnie Hakim, the MTA's interim executive director.

Editor's Note: NYPD officials originally identified the man as Dicks' husband. But officials later said he is her boyfriend.