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Off-duty MTA worker, mother of 6, shot and killed on Brooklyn street

Posted at 4:30 AM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 20:38:04-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn –– Police say an off-duty MTA worker on her way home was shot and killed on a Brooklyn street late Monday night.

Jacqueline Dicks, right, was fatally shot in Brooklyn on May 1, 2017. She is seen with her brother, Tyrone Dicks. (Courtesy: Tyrone Dicks)

Officers responded to a 911 call of a woman shot in front of 1010 Elton St. in East New York around 11:30 p.m. when they found Jacqueline Dicks, 41, unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Dicks dead, police said.

Cops say three men approached Dicks, who was in her MTA uniform at the time, and fired at her once, killing her steps away from her home on the same street.

Her brother, Tyrone Dicks, spoke to PIX11 Tuesday, describing Jacqueline as a mother of six, and the leader of their family.

"After my mother passed away she became the matriarch of the family and she was very loved, she had six kids," Dicks said. "They all love her. Her brothers and sisters love her. She's just an all-around wonderful person."

Dicks said his sister moved to the home near Elton Street three months ago and never once expressed concerns over her safety.

"She never had no problem, everybody loved her," he said.

And as family members came out to remember Dicks Tuesday, so did her colleagues at the MTA.

Tramell Thompson last saw Dicks on Sunday. The two worked together on various trains, where Dicks was an "extra, extra," meaning she would work all over the city.

For Thompson, seeing a colleague shot less than an hour after her shift while still wearing an MTA uniform, speaks to the level that the shooter and his accomplices relegated themselves to.

"It shows a direct disrespect for transit workers. It shows a direct disrespect for human life. You know, it's just a sad situation," Thompson said.

A description of the attackers has not been released yet, and there are no arrests at this time.

PIX11's Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.