Corey Jones, Officer Nouman Raja

Corey Jones, Officer Nouman Raja

*The Palm Beach Gardens police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Corey Jones along an Interstate 95 off-ramp has been fired.

Officer Nouman Raja was fired Thursday, weeks after the fatal shooting took place. Raja had stopped his unmarked van to check on what he thought was an abandoned vehicle along I-95 and was confronted by an “armed subject,” police have said.

Jones had a gun he had legally purchased, but family attorneys said, they were told by investigators that he never fired a shot.

Corey Jones

Corey Jones

“The City of Palm Beach Gardens has been cautiously and methodically considering the employment status of Officer Nouman Raja,” according to spokeswoman Candice Temple. “Therefore, Officer Raja, a probationary employee with the City, has been terminated from employment effective Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM.”

She further said: “The independent criminal investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred on October 18, 2015 is ongoing and the City will continue to cooperate with all agencies involved.”