Florida police officer involved in Corey Jones shooting, fired

Nouman Raja

The City of Palm Beach Gardens has fired Nouman Raja, the police officer who shot and killed Corey Jones last month.

The October 18 killing of Corey Jones, 31, has sparked outrage amid growing attention on police violence against African Americans.

Jones was driving home when his car broke down along a highway. Palm Beach Gardens city police officer Nouman Raja, who was on duty but wearing civilian clothes, approached the car, believing it was abandoned.

He shot Jones when he saw he was armed, police say. A lawyer for Jones’s family has said the gun was purchased legally.

Investigations by multiple agencies into the Oct. 18 officer shooting still are underway and the city has said it will “continue to cooperate with all agencies involved.”

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