A police officer taunted the Jacksonville man who was convicted of shooting him multiple times last year when he took out a tube of personal lubricant in court and told him "You are going to need a lot of this," according to local reports.
Kevin Rojas was 19 when he shot the undercover police officer three times during a 2016 traffic stop. The officer was hit once in the face and was critically injured, according to the Florida Times-Union.
The officer was taking his son to school when he pulled over Rojas. He returned fire but did not hit the suspect.
In October, Rojas was found guilty of numerous felonies, including attempted first-degree murder, grand theft auto, attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
On Wednesday, he was sentenced to life in prison. The wounded officer, who was not identified, served in the Army before joining the police force. He called Rojas a coward while reading the victim impact statement.
“I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer and an innocent bystander,” the officer said, according to the Times-Union. “When I brought the fight back to you, you ran like a coward.”
The officer then produced a tube of K-Y Jelly and told Rojas he would “need a lot” of it in prison, according to local reports.
When questioned by a judge in a 30-minute hearing about the stunt, the officer refused to comment, the Times-Union reported.
The officer's supervisors were aware of the incident and will address it, according to local reports.
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