WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The trial of an ex-Florida police officer who fatally shot a black man broken down on a highway has been scheduled for October.
Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer set an Oct. 30 date Tuesday for the trial of 39-year-old former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja.
Raja is charged with manslaughter and attempted murder for shooting 31-year-old Corey Jones, a drummer who was returning home from a performance when his SUV broke down on Interstate 95 before dawn in October 2015. Raja was fired after the shooting.
Raja was not in uniform, and prosecutors say a recording of a telephone conversation Jones was having with a tow truck dispatcher show Raja never identified himself as an officer.
Jones had a concealed weapons permit and pulled his gun. Raja then shot him multiple times. Raja is of South Asian descent.