WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a fired Florida police officer who fatally shot a legally armed black musician who was waiting for a tow truck.
The Palm Beach County Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja on charges of manslaughter and attempted murder for the Oct. 18 death of 31-year-old Corey Jones.
Jones’ SUV had broken down on an Interstate 95 off ramp before dawn. He had gotten out and called for a tow truck when Raja pulled up in an unmarked car. Raja was investigating a string of burglaries and was in civilian clothes.
Raja is of South Asian descent.