NYPD: Correction officer Jeffery Ragland shot dead in Queens

The NYPD investigates the shooting death of retired The NYPD investigates the shooting death of retired New York City correction officer Jeffery Ragland in Queens Village early Friday. A police spokeswoman said Ragland was shot in the chest at about 4:30 a.m. on 108th Avenue, between 226th and 227th streets. (Jan. 10, 2014) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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Two New York City correction officers are being questioned in the shooting death early Friday of a 50-year-old retired correction officer in Queens Village, a law enforcement source said.

The NYPD identified the victim as Jeffery Ragland of Queens.

A police spokeswoman said Ragland was shot in the chest about 4:30 a.m. on 108th Avenue, between 226th and 227th streets.

He was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park where he was pronounced dead, the spokeswoman said.

She said there was no other information immediately available.

The Associated Press reported that police are questioning a man and woman in connection with the shooting.

No one else was injured, the AP said.

The two officers being questioned were off-duty at the time of the shooting, the source said.

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