Raymond Faunteroy Pleads Innocent in Death of Derrick Ragland

Raymond Faunteroy pled innocent Friday to first-degree murder while armed and two weapons charges in connection with the shooting death of Derrick Ragland.

Ragland was gunned down in the 1000 block of Taylor Street Northeast on Dec. 19, 2011.

Charging documents in the case allege that Faunteroy attempted to purchase a gun from Ragland just days before Ragland was killed; however, Ragland instead robbed Faunteroy. Police did in fact respond to a robbery on Dec. 16 and found Faunteroy, who said his name was Raymond Powers, suffering from a bullet graze wound to his hand.

Prosecutors believe that Faunteroy shot Ragland out of revenge.

A witness told police that after Ragland was killed, someone they knew as “Ray” had said that he had shot and killed someone in the area of Turkey Thicket. The witness said “Ray” said the person he killed had set him up to get robbed in a drug deal two weeks earlier.

Trial is scheduled for April 1, 2013.

A copy of the indictment is below:

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