Florida Musician Shot by Plainclothes Police Officer

The officer says musician Corey Jones was armed and confronted him when he stopped to help Jones' disabled vehicle.
1:28 | 10/21/15

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And we have new details about the police shooting of a church musician on a Florida highway. The man's car had broken down and he was waiting for help before things took a violent turn. ABC's Pierre Thomas has that story. Reporter: This morning, the circumstances of a police shooting of a popular 31-year-old musician on this exit highway ramp in palm beach, Florida, are murky at best. Cory Jones seen here performing with the local band Saturday night had called a friend for help with his broken down car early Sunday morning. Just a short time before being shot dead by officer nouman raja. Officer raja was not in uniform driving an unmarked police car D an says Jones was armed and confronted him when raja approached the disabled vehicle. Overnight with concern growing in the minority community, authorities held their first press conference. Police say they confirmed that Jones did have a legally purchased handgun. The handgun was found on the ground outside the vehicle. Reporter: An independent investigation is now under way. But police say they have no dash cam or body cam videotape to support the officer's account. Family and friends of Cory Jones say he was a peaceful man, a church drummer and today they're demanding justice. I would like to plead to the public for help. Cory had a clean record. He's just been a lovely grandchild. Hurts so bad. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Pierre Thomas, ABC news, Washington.

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