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Jacksonville Police officer taunts thug who shot him during sentencing hearing

December 2, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Jacksonville Police officer taunts thug who shot him during sentencing hearing

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A Jacksonville police officer waved a tube of K-Y Jelly in mocking fashion at a felon who repeatedly opened fire on the undercover cop during a shootout in 2016 as the suspect was sentenced to life behind bars.

“You are going to need this,” the officer, who has not been identified, said to 21-year-old Kevin Rojas while holding the container of the lube during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, according to CBS47.

In October, Rojas was convicted by a jury of attempted first-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault on an officer, grand theft auto, and fleeing authorities in connection with the incident that occurred back in 2016.

Rojas appeared “smug” when the cop, who was also a former soldier, called him a “coward” in court.

“I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer and a bystander,” the officer said during the hearing. “When I brought the fight to you, you ran like a coward.”

The incident took place in March 2016 when Rojas fled in a vehicle and started to drive erratically after firing shots after a fight with his girlfriend.

The Jacksonville Police officer, who was bringing his child to school at the time, chose to pull Rojas after witnessing the wild driving. Then Rojas began shooting through the windshield of the officers’ vehicle, hitting him three times, including in the face.

The cop’s child was not harmed in the incident.

Rojas fled, took a truck and left the scene, rushing back to his neighborhood. He was shot after authorities zoned in on him.

The officer stated in court that the episode forever changed his life.

“It will never be the same,” the officer said. “It took for me to look away for one second and he was on top of me trying to kill me.”

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