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NYPD probes killing of retired guard

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NEW YORK (AP) -

Police say a city correction officer shot and killed a retired guard during a confrontation over a woman in Queens.

Jeffrey Ragland was struck once in the chest and was pronounced dead at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The 50-year-old was a retired jail guard.

Police are questioning a 36-year-old correction officer and a 33-year-old woman in connection with the shooting.

Police say the two were going to work when they were confronted by Ragland, who was the woman's former boyfriend.

Police say the woman argued with Ragland until the 36-year-old correction officer came over and pushed him. Ragland fell down and the officer said it looked like he was reaching for a gun. Police say the officer shot Ragland. It's not clear if Ragland had a weapon.

No one else was injured.

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