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Corey Jones' dad: I need to know why my son is gone

Corey Jones brother, father, and sister spoke publicly for the first on Thursday after meeting with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

"I need some answers. I need to know why. Why is my son gone," Jones' father Clinton Jones Sr. said.

The family says they believe Jones died not knowing that Palm Beach Gardens Office Nouman Raja was a police officer.

"All lives matter. This is not a black thing. My brother didn't see color. I don't see color. As you can see, my wife is white. We don't see color and we weren't raised to see color," Corey's brother C.J. Jones said.

Corey's dad says he taught his sons to love everyone and to especially respect authority.

"We know he would never, ever pull a gun on a police officer," Jones said.

After speaking outside the courthouse, the family made their way to a rally for Corey Jones at the Palm Beach County Courthouse.

Other events are planned for the weekend including a concert on Sunday at the family church in Boynton Beach.

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