Update released on Corey Jones investigation

Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:46:06-05

State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office on Thursday released an update regarding the investigation related to the death of Corey Jones, who was fatally shot by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer on Oct. 18. 

Here are the new details regarding the investigation:

  • The investigation into the death is still active. 
  • More than 100 potential witnesses have been interviewed in three countries and more than 30 states.
  • The state attorney's office continues the forensic testing of DNA, fingerprints, crime scene analysis and ballistics.
  • Experts have been contacted and are expected to generate reports. 
  • The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the State Attorney for Palm Beach County are still working cooperatively in this effort.

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Jones, 31, of Boynton Beach was on his way home after playing drums when his car stalled along Interstate 95 at PGA Boulevard.

Officer Nouman Raja believed it was an abandoned car and stopped to investigate, according to authorities. Raja was on duty but was wearing civilian clothing and driving an unmarked car.

In the days following the fatal shooting, family members and rallies have been held calling for transparency and answers from the city.

In November, the city of Palm Beach Gardens terminated the employment of Raja.