Ex-Police Officer Guilty of Manslaughter and Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Former police officer Nouman Raja is guilty of armed manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of motorist Corey Jones.

During an eight-day trial, a Palm Beach County jury focused on the deadly encounter, recorded on audio, at 3:15 a.m. Oct. 18, 2015 near a highway off-ramp. Prosecutors argued that Raja, 41, needed to be held accountable for his aggressive, reckless actions that resulted in the killing of the 31-year-old man.

Raja declined to testify in the trial, though the jury watched the video of Raja's voluntary sworn statement twice. Defense attorneys argued that Raja, 41, shot Jones in self-defense. Jones, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun.

After the verdict was read, Raja was handcuffed and remanded into custody.

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