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NYC Murder Suspect Fled To New Girlfriend's Hackensack Home

This house on First Street in Hackensack is where a New York City murder suspect fled on Friday, where his new girlfriend lives.
This house on First Street in Hackensack is where a New York City murder suspect fled on Friday, where his new girlfriend lives. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A New York City murder suspect accused of killing his ex-girlfriend fled to his new girlfriend's Hackensack home where he ultimately died , law enforcement officials told Daily Voice.

Zire King apparently overdosed on drugs in a closet during a several hour-long standoff with police on Friday, police said.

"It was probably a drug overdose or a seizure," a responder at the scene told Daily Voice at the time of the incident.

"They're treating it as a suicide."

Authorities said King's girlfriend was extremely cooperative with police, alerting them he was in her house and that he may have had a weapon.

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