Chesterfield shooting death ruled justifiable homicide

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The shooting death of a Chesterfield man will not be prosecuted, as authorities have decided the death was a justifiable homicide.

The shooting occurred last May, when a domestic dispute led to the death of 41-year-old Gordon Ragland, also known as G.T., on the 13800 block of Buck Rub Drive. Ragland's ex-girlfriend, who didn't want to reveal her identity, says he showed up at her Deer Run house uninvited and upset. She says he couldn't handle their break-up.

"He was obsessed with me and I broke-up with him," said the former girlfriend last May. "He said I was his true love and he couldn't get over it."

She says Ragland came to her home unannounced and kicked the door open. The pair got into a domestic dispute that spilled into the street. At some point police say the ex-girlfriend's neighbor came out of his home, shot, and killed Ragland once in the upper chest.

"He was defending me and himself. That's all I want to say," said the former girlfriend at the time.

Relatives recently grew frustrated by the lengthy delays in the investigation, which took nearly a year. A Grand Jury just recently heard testimony from witnesses and determined charges weren't warranted.

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