Off-duty corrections officer shot dead in Queens Village: Report

Police investigate the shooting death of Jeffery Ragland. Photo by Rich Bockmann
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An off-duty corrections officer who confronted his estranged wife outside a home in Queens Village was shot dead by her new boyfriend early Friday morning, according to the NYPD and a news report.

The victim, identified by the New York Post as 46-year-old Jeffrey Ragland, was shot in the chest in the driveway of a home on 108th Avenue around 4:30 a.m., police said.

He was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the police.

Ragland approached the home as his estranged wife and her new boyfriend, both of whom are also corrections officers, as they were leaving the house on their way to work, the New York Post.

Ragland started arguing and physically attacking the woman, and that was when her boyfriend allegedly drew his gun and fired two shots at her husband, hitting him once in the chest, the paper reported.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

Posted 6:05 pm, January 10, 2014
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p from merrick blvd from southeast queens says:
where is joe morretti?
Jan. 10, 2014, 9:07 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
More nonsense as usual in the Greater Jamaica Area. So what is the total murders so far in the area, about 8 and it it is only January 11. In the meantime Forest Hills, a couple of communities over has not had a murder in two years.

Says a lot about Jamaica and the kinds of people who live here.
Jan. 11, 2014, 2:59 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Some guys just can't let go. My wife left me for my cousin. I moved on! Young lady I'm with now is 25 years younger than me and 25 times prettier than my ex wife. That relationship between my ex and my cousin fizzled out. There are so many fish!
Jan. 12, 2014, 7:47 pm

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