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Family of musician killed by officer 'leery'

Posted at 6:43 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 06:43:51-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck say they're "leery" of a Florida prosecutor's decision to present the case to a grand jury.

The family of Corey Jones issued a statement Wednesday, saying that while they're glad Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg didn't clear since-fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja, their "hearts are heavy." Aronberg could have charged Raja.

Raja's attorney Richard Lubin said he and his client look forward to the grand jury process.

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.

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