The Florida officer who fatally shot a Black musician as he waited for help after his car broke down on the side of the road last month has been fired.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department confirmed Nouman Raja’s termination Wednesday, CNN reports. Raja, who was in plainclothes on the night of Oct. 18, shot and killed 31-year-old Corey Jones on the highway.
Jones, a drummer, was returning from playing a gig with his band when his car broke down. While waiting for a tow truck, Jones was approached by Raja in an unmarked car. According to police reports, Raja believed the car was abandoned. Details about what happened next are refuted by Jones’ family members — police said Jones pulled out a gun and a confrontation ensued.