Will charges be filed in police shooting of armed musician?

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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.

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