School Safety Agent Shot in Her Kips Bay Apartment, Police Say

By Julie ShapiroLisha Arino and Gustavo Solis  on June 6, 2014 12:16pm

 A 62-year-old woman was shot in the back in an East 28th Street apartment, police said.
A 62-year-old woman was shot in the back in an East 28th Street apartment, police said.
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KIPS BAY — A school safety agent was shot in the back in her Kips Bay apartment Friday morning, police say.

Edith Ragin, 62, was wounded about 9 a.m. in her East 28th Street home, between Second and Third avenues, a police spokesman said.

Her son walked her to nearby Bellevue Hospital where she is in stable condition, the spokesman added.

It was not immediately clear who shot Ragin, but sources believe that her son may have had a weapon that went off accidentally.

Ragin's son is in police custody but not been formally charged, a spokesman said.

Ragin worked as a school crossing guard before becoming a safety agent in Harlem, sources said.

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