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

02 December 2017

When the officer spoke at Rojas' sentencing this week, he pulled out a bottle of the personal lubricant K-Y Jelly, the Florida Times-Union reports.

The officer, who was taking his child to school at the time, chose to pull Rojas after noticing the wild driving. "You're gonna need a lot of this where you're going little man".

Rojas was 19 when he got into an argument with his girlfriend, told her it might be his last day alive and then drove erratically through Jacksonville streets.

The incident unfolded in March 2016 when Rojas of Jacksonville took off in a auto and began driving erratically after firing a gun following a fight with his girlfriend. Three bullets hit the officer, including in the face.

At that time, the officer was dropping off his son to school, and then immediately attempted to stop Rojas due to his driving. During the pursuit, Rojas, 21, began shooting through the windshield of the officer's auto.

In court, the officer, a former Army soldier, addressed Rojas.

During the gun fight, the officer was shot multiple times, but was fortunate enough to survive the encounter.

Rojas fled the scene, barricaded himself in a home and then was shot himself three times by police before being taken into custody. Image source: YouTube screenshotThe officer fired back as Rojas ran away.

"I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer and an innocent bystander", the officer - not named by the Times-Union because of his undercover work - said during the hearing.

Kevin Rojas, 21, was sentenced to life behind bars Wednesday for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime stemming from an incident in March 2016.

Kevin Rojas, 21, was sentenced to life in prison for nearly killing the undercover detective, whose name has not been identified, and his teen son.

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