The Latest: Family pleased grand jury to consider shooting

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Posted: Apr 27, 2016 3:08 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a former police officer who fatally shot a legally armed musician who was waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck (all times EDT):

3 p.m.

Family members of a black musician who was fatally shot along an interstate say they're pleased that the former police officer will face a grand jury.

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said during a news conference Wednesday that his office would send former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja's case to the grand jury.

Corey Jones after he had left a gig before dawn Oct. 18 when his SUV broke down. He was standing near it when Raja stopped in an unmarked car. Raja was on-duty but not in uniform.

Jones had a concealed weapons permit. He and Raja pulled their guns and Raja shot Jones.

The statement from Jones' family says they want to make sure a similar shooting never happens again.

The department fired Raja after the shooting. Jones was black while Raja is of South Asian ancestry.

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10:50 a.m.

Prosecutors are expected to announce whether they will file charges against a police officer for the fatal shooting of a legally armed man who was awaiting a tow truck.

Palm Beach County prosecutors will make an announcement at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding the shooting of musician Corey Jones by former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja.

Jones had left a gig before dawn Oct. 18 when his SUV broke down. He was standing nearby when Raja stopped in an unmarked car. Raja was on-duty but not in uniform.

Jones had a concealed weapons permit. He and Raja pulled their guns and Raja shot Jones.

The department fired him after the shooting. Jones was black while Raja is of South Asian ancestry.