Corey Jones, 31, was shot dead by a plainclothes officer after his car broke down in Palm Beach Gardens on early Sunday (Oct. 18) morning.

The well known musician’s car broke down on Interstate 95 and he was waiting on a tow truck when he was approached by Palm Beach Gardens police Officer Nouman Raja. The officer said Jones was armed when he approached him, thinking that the man’s car was abandoned.

Raja fatally shot Jones after approaching him, but details about their interaction are scarce. The officer’s car wasn’t outfitted with a dashcam, and it’s unclear whether Raja announced himself as an officer or showed a badge after confronting Jones.

Jones’ gun and paperwork from his purchase three days prior to the incident were found in his car. The man worked as a housing inspector at the Delray Beach Housing Authority, and the housing authority’s chief executor, Dorothy Jones, said Jones carried the gun as protection in dangerous neighborhoods.

Raja has been placed on administrative leave following the incident, while Jones’ family have retained civil rights lawyers Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, who worked with the families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

The lawyers released a statement on behalf of Jones’ family, “Corey Jones was a God-fearing man who dedicated his life to doing the right thing. He lived every moment to the fullest and was an inspiration to many. Rest assured, we are working diligently with our legal team to determine exactly why this plainclothes officer in an unmarked car would approach Corey.”