JSO Sheriff Mike Williams released a statement Wednesday in reference to an inappropriate comment made by the undercover detective who was shot multiple times by 21-year-old Kevin Rojas during a traffic stop.
Rojas has been convicted of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer and attempted manslaughter back in October. He was charged with life in prison.
The detective was taking his 14-year-old son to school in an unmarked cruiser when he turned on the police lights and initiated a traffic stop near the railroad tracks on Collins Road. 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.
The detective was shot at least three times, including in the head, upper body and hand. Investigators say Rojas had been in a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend before the incident and was threatening to harm both himself and the woman.
During the trial, the undercover officer called Rojas a coward and said he would have a tough time in prison. The officer then took out a tube of K-Y Jelly, a personal lubricant, and said: "You are going to need a lot of this," according to our news partners, The Florida Times-Union.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, JSO Sheriff Mike Williams released a statement in reference to the officer's comment:
Statement from Sheriff Mike Williams. pic.twitter.com/Vpqsup6d3p— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) December 6, 2017
Rojas will have to serve at least 25 years before he is eligible for parole.