Homicide

Former Florida cop indicted in shooting of armed black man

  • FILE- In this Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, friends and family of Corey Jones attend a news conference led by Bishop Sylvester Banks, Sr., grandfather of Jones, outside Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla. A T-shirt honoring Jones was worn by some in attendance. Nouman Raja, a fired Florida police officer, was charged Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in the fatal shooting of Jones, a legally armed black musician who had apparently thrown his weapon and was running away when the lethal shot was fired, prosecutors and court documents said. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    FILE- In this Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, friends and family of Corey Jones attend a news conference led by Bishop Sylvester Banks, Sr., grandfather of Jones, outside Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla. A T-shirt honoring Jones was worn by some in attendance. Nouman Raja, a fired Florida police officer, was charged Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in the fatal shooting of Jones, a legally armed black musician who had apparently thrown his weapon and was running away when the lethal shot was fired, prosecutors and court documents said. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Terry Banks wipes his forehead after speaking about his nephew Corey Jones during a news conference at the Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla., Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Fired officer Nouman Raja was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and manslaughter in the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Jones, after a grand jury found the shooting was unjustified. (Greg Lovett/Palm Beach Post via AP)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Terry Banks wipes his forehead after speaking about his nephew Corey Jones during a news conference at the Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla., Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Fired officer Nouman Raja was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and manslaughter in the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Jones, after a grand jury found the shooting was unjustified. (Greg Lovett/Palm Beach Post via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Terry Banks, right, speaks about his nephew, Corey Jones, next to Bishop Thomas Masters during a news conference at the Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla., Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Fired officer Nouman Raja was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and manslaughter in the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Jones, after a grand jury found the shooting was unjustified. (Greg Lovett/Palm Beach Post via AP)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Terry Banks, right, speaks about his nephew, Corey Jones, next to Bishop Thomas Masters during a news conference at the Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach, Fla., Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Fired officer Nouman Raja was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and manslaughter in the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Jones, after a grand jury found the shooting was unjustified. (Greg Lovett/Palm Beach Post via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

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.