JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An undercover officer who survived after getting shot 3 times by a youngster throughout an incident in 2016 obtained his revenge on the person in courtroom Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Kevin Rojas, 21, was sentenced to life in jail on expenses of tried first-diploma homicide, tried manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, grand theft auto and fleeing, in response to a Florida-Occasions Union report.
In March 2016, Rojas was preventing together with his girlfriend when he grabbed a gun, fired it a couple of occasions and recommended the day could also be his final one, based on police.
Rojas then took off in a automotive and commenced driving erratically. That’s when the undercover officer determined to tug Rojas over. When the officer took his eyes off Rojas, the then-19-yr-previous started capturing by way of the windshield of the officer’s automotive, police stated.
Three bullets hit the officer, together with one within the face. His son, who was within the again seat, was not struck.
The officer fired again at Rojas, who then started to flee. Rojas stole a truck, raced again to his neighborhood and barricaded himself inside his house after crashing the truck right into a neighbor’s home, in response to police.
Rojas was shot a number of occasions after police stated they noticed him by means of the sliding-glass door pointing a gun at them, police stated in a report by the Florida-Occasions Union.
In courtroom, Rojas appeared with a smug look on his face because the officer started to name out the person who shot him 3 times.
“I’ll take these bullets as an alternative of a fellow officer and an harmless bystander,” the officer stated, directing his feedback towards Rojas in courtroom. “Once I introduced the battle again to you, you ran like a coward.”
The officer then took out a tube of Okay-Y Jelly, a private lubricant, and tossed it onto the desk the place Rojas was sitting.
“I introduced somewhat present for you,” the officer stated to Rojas. “You’ll need it the place you’re going.”