The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who is charged in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old drummer Corey Jones can now get a haircut, drop his kids off and pump gas for his car while on house arrest, according to court records.
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer signed off on changes to Nouman Raja’s house arrest this month which allows the 38-year-old to take his two children to predetermined locations and stop to get gas in Boynton Beach either to or on his way back from work.
Additionally, Raja may get a haircut once a month as long as he coordinates the time and location with house arrest officials.
On Oct. 18, investigators say Jones was on the phone with a roadside assistance dispatcher waiting to get help with his broken down car on the exit ramp of Interstate 95 at PGA Boulevard when he was approached Raja. The officer, who was not wearing a uniform and drove an unmarked van, asked if Jones “was good” then told him to put his hands up. Raja fired his gun six times, striking Jones three times, including a fatal shot to the chest, investigators said.
Raja was arrested June 1 on charges of manslaughter and attempted murder and released to house arrest after posting a $250,000 bond. Conditions of his release include wearing an ankle monitor, surrendering his passport, handing over all his guns and staying away from the family of Jones.
He’s also not allowed to work for any law enforcement agency.