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Corey Jones' family and boss 'in a state of disbelief'

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Corey Jones longtime boss at the Delray Beach Housing Authority said she was "in a state of disbelief" learning the 31 year old was shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer.

"He respected everyone. I can't imagine what could have happened that would cause the police officer to be threatened by Corey. Corey was not a threat to anyone," Delray Beach Housing Authority CEO Dorothy Ellington said.

Palm Beach Gardens Police say an unmarked officer shot and killed Jones early Sunday morning along Interstate 95. The officer, identified as Nouman Raja, just started with the department earlier this year and was in plain clothes.

"For him just to be gunned down like that...it really hurts. My nephew was just broken down on the side of the road," Jones' uncle Frederick Banks said.

The staff at the Delray Beach Housing Authority where Jones worked for eight years was heartbroken on Monday.

"We have lost a very, very good soul. A wonderful human being. I don't know that anyone can come up with anything bad to say about Corey," Ellington said.

A prayer service was held at Jones' church in Boynton Beach.

His grandfather is the longtime pastor of the Bible Church of God.

Over one hundred people packed the congregation on Monday evening to pray for the family.

"I love cops. I have nothing against the cops but when people do things...when cops do things that are wrong....I think there needs to be some justice done," Jones' uncle said.


 

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