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

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

Rojas received a maximum sentence of life plus additional years for other crimes, according to the Times-Union, which reported the now 21-year-old was smug in the courtroom.

Though he wasn't on duty, the Jacksonville, Fla. officer tried to pull over Kevin Rojas, who was then 19, the Associated Press reports. Immediately upon stopping the white Cadillac, police said, the driver began shooting at the detective who was wearing a ballistic vest with "police" on it.

Rojas' shots missed the officer's son, AP reports, but ended up hitting the officer three times, according to police. Police shot him as he refused arrest. In the aftermath, the officer was hit three times, with his son unhurt.

"It only took for me to look away for one second, and he was already on top of me trying to kill me", the detective said.

After running off, Rojas stole a truck.

The officer returned fire, and Rojas fled.

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Rojas was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, grand theft auto and fleeing.

"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. "When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward".

The officer, who was taking his child to school at the time, made a decision to pull Rojas after noticing the wild driving.

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.

An undercover officer shot multiple times by a teen survived and then, months later, brought K-Y Jelly to taunt the culprit.

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