A Florida police officer confronted the man who nearly killed him in court on Wednesday and he used K-Y Jelly to taunt his almost-murderer. Kevin Rojas, 21, was sentenced to life in prison for almost killing the undercover detective, whose name has not been identified, and his teen son.
“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. “You will need it where you are going.”
The incident happened when the undercover officer was driving his 14-year-old son to school last year. He wasn’t on duty, but he was wearing a ballistic vest with the text “police” on it, WTLV reports. The cop spotted a Cadillac driving recklessly, driven by Rojas, who was 19 at the time. He attempted to pull over Rojas, who was fleeing a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend.
Rojas began shooting repeatedly at the officer. He hit him three times. The bullets missed the officer’s son.
“I go to pick up my radio to call in the traffic stop, but that’s when I noticed the car door opening,” the undercover officer revealed in court, as reported by the Times-Union. “When I see the car door opening, I start to look behind me to go open my door. That’s when I hear the gunshots, and the glass shattering. […] When he shoots me in the head, I get a whiplash back. I see the blood splatter. At this time, I know — I realize I got shot.”
In court, body cam footage was shown as evidence, revealing that Rojas shot at the officer even as he was on the ground. Prosecutors called Rojas’ acts malicious in court.
When the officer attempted to shoot back at Rojas, according to the Associated Press, he stole a car and fled.
“When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward,” the police officer said in court.
Then, he barricaded himself inside a residence and he was only detained after Rojas himself took three bullets. Police shot him as he refused arrest.
[Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office]