Jury Finds Karl Pugh Innocent in Quentin Ragland’s Death

Jurors found Karl Pugh innocent of murder Friday after two days of deliberations, freeing him of all charges in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Quentin Joavor Ragland. Police found Ragland lying in the hallway outside his apartment suffering from a single gunshot wound to his eye on Sept. 20, 2011. Ragland’s mother, Judy … Read more →

Comment of the Day: “You would want justice.”

The case against Karl Pugh, accused of killing Quentin Ragland, ended in a mistrial yesterday when the jury deadlocked. A commenter expresses shock at the outcome: This is just Crazy….The guy admitted to shooting “Q”, but the judge suppressed the evidence…..There allowing PCP to be an excuse for his behavior, but have the nerve to … Read more →

Jurors Deadlock in Murder Case Against Karl Pugh

Jurors in the case against Karl Pugh reached a deadlock yesterday after two days of deliberations. The jury told Judge Ronna Beck around 4:15 p.m. that they were unable to determine either guilt or innocence in the shooting death of Quentin Ragland. At trial, prosecutors argued that Pugh shot Ragland after the two smoked PCP … Read more →

Karl Pugh Case Goes to Jury

Jurors began deliberating Thursday in the case againstKarl Pugh, a man charged with shooting, and killing, his friend, Quentin Ragland. Pugh is charged with second-degree murder. At trial, prosecutors argued that the day Ragland was killed, he and Pugh smoked PCP together before getting in an argument. The argument ended with Pugh shooting Ragland in … Read more →

At Opening Arguments, Prosecutors Say Afternoon of PCP Smoking Ended with Fatal Shot

Jurors heard opening arguments Tuesday in the murder trial against Karl Pugh. Pugh, 30, is charged with second-degree murder and three firearms charges in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Quentin Joavor Ragland. Prosecutors believe that on Sept. 20, 2011, Pugh shot Ragland in the eye for reasons that remain unclear. “Mr. Pugh put … Read more →

Judge Grants Motion to Suppress Statements Karl Pugh Made to Police

Judge Ronna Beck granted a motion Tuesday to suppress the statements made by Karl Pugh to detectives while being interrogated for the murder of 27-year-old Quentin Ragland. Officers arrested Pugh, 30, while he was running from the 800 block of Southern Avenue Southeast, moments after they say he shot Ragland at close range in the … Read more →

Karl Pugh Indicted in Shooting Death of Quentin Ragland

Karl Pugh pleaded innocent Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder while armed; prosecutors say he shot and killed Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC in September. According to charging documents, Pugh told authorities that he and Ragland were smoking PCP together when they got into a “tussle.” Ragland retrieved a revolver from his apartment, came … Read more →

Grand Jury Investigation of Karl Pugh Complete, Prosecutor Says

A grand jury investigation into Karl Pugh’s role in the shooting death of Quentin Joavor Ragland is complete and a formal charge in the case is expected next week, a prosecutor assigned to the case said Friday. According to charging documents, Pugh, 31, and Ragland, 27, were smoking PCP together at Ragland’s apartment at 800 … Read more →

Karl Pugh Held on Second Degree Murder in Death of Quentin Ragland

Judge Thomas Motley found probable cause for a charge of second-degree murder in a preliminary hearing today for Karl Pugh, who is being held for the Sept. 20 shooting death of Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC. Pugh’s defense attorney, Liyah Brown, argued that Pugh was acting in “complete self-defense” at the time of the shooting. … Read more →

Comment of the Day: “We all lost, that day.”

This bonus comment of the day comes from Georgesblessing, who wrote in about Karl Pugh and Quentin Ragland. I knew both of these young men, both of them called me auntie. I also know Quentins youngest brother Crash. But in my heart I feel like both families lost children. Reality is that they are both … Read more →

Karl Pugh’s Preliminary Hearing on Charge in Quentin Ragland’s Death Postponed

Karl Pugh’s preliminary hearing was ordered continued today in Judge Thomas Motley’s courtroom. Pugh, 30, is charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 20 shooting death of Quentin Ragland, 27, in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE. Defense attorney Liyah Brown requested the continuance so she could review a DVD given to her today … Read more →

Quentin Ragland was Shot with his own Revolver During “Tussle,” Karl Pugh Claims in Charging Documents

Karl Pugh was ordered held today on suspcion of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC yesterday. According to charging documents, Pugh told authorities that he and Ragland were smoking PCP together when they got into a “tussle.” Ragland retrieved a revolver from his apartment, came back outside, and the … Read more →

SE DC Shooting DC Kills Quentin Ragland; Karl Pugh Suspected of Murder 2 in Case

Twenty-seven year-old Quentin Joavor Ragland was killed yesterday afternoon in Southeast D.C., MPD said Wednesday, adding that thirty-year-old Karl Nathaniel Pugh has been arrested in connection with the case. Ragland was found shot in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE. He was transported to a local hospital where he died, police said. Pugh was … Read more →

Karl Pugh

  • Arrested: Sept. 20, 2011
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Acquitted in the Sept. 20, 2011, death of Quentin Joavor Ragland.