Family of Corey Jones calls for further investigation over son’s death in police shooting

Corey Jones

The family of Corey Jones, who was killed by an undercover Palm Beach gardens police officer during an altercation on I-95, is calling for more answers regarding his death.

The State Attorney’s Office report that Jones was shot 3 times, while his own gun was never fired. The Family attorney argues that Jones may not have recognized the plainclothes policeman as law enforcement.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department says officer Nouman Raja got out of his car to investigate what he thought was an abandoned vehicle and was suddenly confronted by “an armed subject” who the officer then shot dead. Authorities say a gun was found on the scene.

 Raja, 38, was not wearing a body camera, and none of the department’s squad cars are fitted with dashboard cameras. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Mr. Jones’s death is the latest in a string of contentious shootings of black men by the police, and is gaining national attention because of the dead man’s lack of a criminal record and his history as a church band member.

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