Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Who Killed Corey Jones Fired

A Florida police officer who fatally shot a man whose car broke down last month has been fired.

Palm Beach Gardens police Officer Nouman Raja, who was in plainclothes when he shot 31-year-old Corey Jones along a highway on Oct. 18, had been on paid leave since the incident.

An investigation will determine whether charges will be filed against Raja. Raja was hired in April, and on a probationary period at the time of incident.

The city did not give a reason for his firing, other than to say the firing was within the city’s rights, given the probationary period of his employment. In a release the city said it had been “cautiously and methodically considering (Raja’s) employment status.”

Read more at CNN.

Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

Newsletter

Sign up for the EBONY Newsletter

When you sign up for the EBONY newsletter, you’ll be the first to know about all the latest news and updates that are important to you. Gain access to exclusive interviews, videos, special events, and product giveaways delivered right to your inbox!

By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with EBONY to receive our weekly emails, events, and other updates. Please see our privacy policy for more information.