Ex-Palm Beach Gardens Cop in Fatal Shooting to Testify in Unrelated DUI Case

The former Florida police officer who fatally shot a stranded motorist along Interstate 95 is expected to appear in court on an unrelated DUI case in which he was the arresting officer.

Attorney Richard Lubin told a Palm Beach County judge Tuesday that Nouman Raja intends to fully cooperate in cases he was involved in.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department fired Raja after 31-year-old Corey Jones was killed in October. Jones, a black man, was waiting for help near his disabled vehicle, when he was shot. Raja was on duty but not in uniform when the shooting occurred.

Raja is a key witness in the October 2014 DUI case when he worked for the Atlantis Police Department.

Attorney Ira Karmelin argues that Raja was outside his jurisdiction when the traffic stop was made. He wants the case dismissed.

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