Report: Fla. Musician Was on Cellphone With Roadside Assistance Before He Was Shot Dead by Police

Corey Jones

A call log from Corey Jones' company cellphone shows that the 31-year-old church musician called roadside assistance just minutes before he was fatally shot by a plainclothes Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., officer Oct. 18, ABC News reports. According to the report, the call began round 3:10 a.m. and lasted just under an hour. ABC did not get a recording of the call, so it is unclear what, if any, evidence was recorded during that time. 

Palm Beach Gardens police acknowledge that Officer Nouman Raja, who was driving an unmarked car and was in plain clothes, stopped to investigate what he thought was an abandoned car around 3:15 a.m.


"As the officer exited his vehicle, he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject," a police statement notes. "As a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm, resulting in the death of the subject, Corey Jones."

According to ABC, Jones placed at least six calls to ATT Roadside Assistance that night, according to call logs on his cellphone, reserved for his work at Delray Beach Housing Authority. 


Authorities uncovered a gun outside Jones' car. The box for the weapon was found inside the victim's vehicle. Jones had reportedly bought the gun three days before his death. Family members note that he had purchased it for protection

"Corey Jones was a God-fearing man who dedicated his life to doing the right thing. He lived every moment to the fullest and was an inspiration to many; the kind of son, brother and friend people could only hope for," Jones' family said in a statement last week, according to ABC. "Rest assured, we are working diligently with our legal team to determine exactly why this plainclothes police officer in an unmarked car would approach Corey. We will never forget Corey. We are hopeful that the memory of his smiling face will give us strength during this incredibly difficult time."


Jones' grandfather Bishop Sylvester Ban said that if he could, he would "plead to [the officer] to tell the truth. The truth will set you free." 

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