WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phone records show that a man was on the phone with AT&T's roadside assistance when he was fatally shot by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer along an Interstate 95 off-ramp.
The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1PRYkTJ ) obtained records of calls made by 31-year-old Corey Jones on his employer-issued cellphone after his vehicle broke down Oct. 18. The man, a public housing inspector and part-time drummer, had just left a gig in nearby Jupiter.
The Post reports that Jones called #HELP at 3:10 a.m. Records show the call ended at 4:03 a.m.
Police say Officer Nouman Raja wasn't in uniform and was driving an unmarked van when he stopped to investigate around 3:15 a.m.
Raja eventually shot Jones three times. Four agencies, including the FBI, are investigating.
The body of Jones, who is black, was found nearly 100 feet from his SUV.
This story has been corrected to remove a reference to Raja as white. His race is not known.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com