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Report: Man was calling roadside assistance when shot by cop

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 11:13:00-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- 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 on 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 called #HELP at 3:10 a.m. Records show the call ended at 4:03 a.m.

Police say Officer Nouman Raja was not 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.

Jones' body was found nearly 100 feet from his SUV.