Life in prison for man who tried to kill Jacksonville detective, son

Life in prison for man who tried to kill Jacksonville detective, son

Life in prison for man who tried to kill Jacksonville detective, son

In 2016, Kevin Rojas was pulled over by an off-duty cop, who had his son in the auto, because Rojas was driving erratically. Immediately upon stopping the white Cadillac, police said, the driver began shooting at the detective who was wearing a ballistic vest with "police" on it.

The officer, whose identity has not been released due to the nature of his job, was with his young son at the time.

A Florida man who repeatedly shot an undercover cop was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday - and the officer held up a tube of K-Y Jelly in court to taunt the felon about his soon-to-be life behind bars, according to a report.

"I brought a little gift for you", the detective told Rojas at his sentencing hearing, according to Action News Jax, while pulling out a bottle of lubricant.

Despite being shot, the detective got out of his vehicle and returned fire before Rojas ran off.

In October, a jury convicted Rojas of first-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and other charges. The officer was hit once in the face and was critically injured, according to the Florida Times-Union. "When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward".

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Rojas barricaded himself inside his home but was shot numerous times when cops saw him poke the gun through sliding doors.

The Times-Union reported that Rojas appeared "smug" as the officer spoke.

"Obviously that day changed my life, and it will never be the same", the officer, who hasn't been named to protect his undercover work, said in court, News4Jax reports.

"I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer and an innocent bystander", the officer said in court.

"I'm pretty sure Mr. Rojas doesn't understand what the rest of his life means", said the judge, James Daniel.

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