Life for Florida man who shot officer while child was in vehicle

Posted December 02, 2017

Rojas, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, was convicted by a jury of one count of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, one count of attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of grand theft auto and one count of fleeing or attempting to elude police.

In 2016, Kevin Rojas was pulled over by an off-duty cop, who had his son in the vehicle, because Rojas was driving erratically. He wasn't on duty, but he was wearing a ballistic vest with the text "police" on it, WTLV reports.

The undercover officer pulled him over and, according to the Times-Union, took fire from Rojas through his windshield. Other officers followed him into a nearby neighborhood, where he was caught after being shot. In the aftermath, the officer was hit three times, with his son unhurt.

A Florida detective who was repeatedly shot by a gunman previous year pulled out a tube of K-Y jelly in court to taunt his attacker after he was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

"I brought a little gift for you", the officer said. "When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward".

Rojas, now 21, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for trying to kill the officer and his son, News4Jax reports. Rojas fled, stole a truck and barricaded himself inside his home.

"When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward", the police officer said in court.

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.

The incident happened when the undercover officer was driving his 14-year-old son to school last year.

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