Brian Hamacher

Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Corey Jones Fired by College

A former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who fatally shot an armed man who was waiting next to his disabled SUV has also been fired from his job as a college instructor.

Palm Beach State College released a statement Friday saying Nouman Raja had been released from his adjunct teaching assignment because he's no longer a police officer. The city of Palm Beach Gardens fired Raja Wednesday.

Authorities say Raja was on duty but not in uniform and driving an unmarked van when he approached Corey Jones in the early morning hours of Oct. 18. Jones was waiting for a tow truck off Interstate 95.

Officials say Raja fired six shots at Jones, hitting him three times. Police later recovered a .380-caliber gun handgun, which Jones had bought a week earlier.

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