Off-duty Florida police officer shoots church drummer

(WPTV) Family and friends of the man shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida police officer gathered Monday for an impromptu prayer service.

Palm Beach Gardens Police say an on-duty police officer shot and killed Corey Jones, 31, Sunday morning.

The department says officer Nouman Raja was in an unmarked car and plain clothes when he stopped to investigate a car on the off-ramp of I- 95 around 3 a.m.

The police department says Jones was armed when he confronted the officer.

The Palm Beach Post is reporting a source says Jones had a gun, but didn’t know Raja was a police officer. The source says Raja was working burglary surveillance in the area when he confronted Jones.

Palm Beach Gardens Police have not described the encounter between Jones and Officer Raja.

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