Report: Former USF player was calling roadside assistance when shot by FL cop

People wait for a press conference to begin at the Palm Beach County Courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in West Palm Beach, Fla., about Corey Jones, who was shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens plainclothes police officer on Sunday. (Brianna Soukup/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phone records show that a man was on the phone with AT&T’s roadside assistance when he was fatally shot by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer along an Interstate 95 off-ramp.

The Palm Beach Post obtained records of calls made by 31-year-old Corey Jones on his employer-issued cellphone after his vehicle broke down Oct. 18. The man, a public housing inspector and part-time drummer, had just left a gig in nearby Jupiter.

The Post reports that Jones, a former University of Saint Francis football player, called #HELP at 3:10 a.m. Records show the call ended at 4:03 a.m.

Police say Officer Nouman Raja wasn’t in uniform and was driving an unmarked van when he stopped to investigate around 3:15 a.m.

Raja eventually shot Jones three times. Four agencies, including the FBI, are investigating.

The body of Jones, who is black, was found nearly 100 feet from his SUV.

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