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Shooting ruled self-defense

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:04 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.

The District Attorney’s Office is declining to prosecute a corrections officer who shot and killed a retired colleague on Jan. 10, with authorities determining that he acted in self-defense.

Jeffery Ragland, 50, of Jamaica, was shot on 155th Street in Jamaica after he allegedly drew a gun first on the man who published reports say was dating Ragland’s ex-girlfriend.

A spokeswoman for DA Richard Brown would not comment on details, but confirmed to the Chronicle that there would be no charges.

In a separate case, police in the 105th Precinct also are investigating the shooting death of Earl Jackson, 30, of 105th Avenue in Queens Village, who was found shot to death in a Jamaica Avenue building on Jan. 8 with gunshot wounds to the back of his head and his torso.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public also can submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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