WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A grand jury will decide whether a former police officer should face charges in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said during a news conference that his office would continue its investigation of former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja in the death of Corey Jones and present the case to a grand jury. Aronberg’s other options were to charge Raja or clear him.
Citing state law, he said he could not discuss what evidence investigators have collected.
“The goal is to do justice,” Aronberg said. “We have been as transparent as we are allowed to be under the rules.”