Will former officer face charges in Jones case?

Posted at 7:10 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:47:51-05

The Palm Beach County State Attorney is expected to make an announcement about the Corey Jones shooting investigation Wednesday afternoon.

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A spokesperson for the State Attorney is not confirming what NewsChannel 5 has confirmed from two sources.

The development comes more than six months after Jones was shot and killed by then-Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja.

According to investigators, Jones was waiting for a tow truck after his car broke down near Interstate 95 and PGA Boulevard during the early morning hours of Oct. 18, 2015.  That's when he was approached by Raja who was in an unmarked police car and wearing plain clothes at the time.

The shooting attracted national attention and local protests.

Friends and family members of Corey Jones' say they will hold a news conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall.

The news release sent to the media on Friday read only that "the State Attorney will hold an open press availability with his executive staff on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m."  It went on to say, "local media outlets are encouraged to attend for updates on certain cases."