WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Prosecutors say they’re sending to the grand jury the case of a former police officer who fatally shot a legally armed man who was awaiting a tow truck.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg announced during a news conference Wednesday that his office would continue its investigation of former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja in the shooting death of musician Corey Jones.
Jones had left a gig before dawn Oct. 18 when his SUV broke down.
He was standing nearby when Raja stopped in an unmarked car. Raja was on-duty but not in uniform.
Jones had a concealed weapons permit.
He and Raja pulled their guns, and Raja shot Jones.
The department fired Raja after the shooting.
Jones was black while Raja is of South Asian ancestry.