Kevin Rojas, a 19-year-old man from Florida, turned extremely violent when an off-duty officer, who was driving his son to school, saw Rojas driving erratically and decided to make traffic stop. At that moment, the teenager pulled out his gun and without giving it a second thought, he fired four shots at the unnamed officer, shooting him in the face, the stomach, and his hand. The officer’s son was unharmed.
Although he was seriously wounded, the officer still managed to fire a shot at Rojas, who at that moment, stole a truck, drove home, and barricaded himself inside the house. When officers arrived at the scene, they asked from Rojas to surrender the firearms. As he refused to do so, officers shot him through a glass door and hit him in the torso, the leg, and the hand, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Once at the court, Rojas was found guilty of all charges, attempted first-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft auto, and fleeing. He was given a life in prison.
The judge said he had a hard time understanding how Rojas could shot the officers with such ease. “I’m pretty sure Mr. Rojas doesn’t understand what the rest of his life means,” the judge said as he delivered the verdict.
There, at the courtroom, was the officer whom Rojas tried to kill and he was there with a little gift for the culprit. “I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer or innocent bystander,” the officer said. “If there was a coward on that day, it was Kevin Rojas,” he told the court before addressing Rojas directly. “When I brought the fight back, you ran like a coward.”
The officer then handed Royas the gift he had for him. “So, I got a little gift for you,” he said while placing a bottle of KY Jelly lubricant on the witness stand. “You’re going to need a lot of this where you’re going little man.”
What the officer did had people’s opinions divided. There were those who praised the officers “gift,” and those who didn’t approve of his behavior at the courtroom.
“Too bad the cop [didn’t] take out his weapon in the courtroom and kill that piece of s**t right there save taxpayers a lot of money,” someone wrote on Facebook, while another person added, “I shouldn’t laugh, but that is priceless. It’s good the creep didn’t kill anyone and that the teenage son wasn’t injured.”
“Good for that cop, a very appropriate going away present for the thug. Awesome,” someone wrote. “I don’t blame the cop. This clown wrecked his life for nothing. The judge did the right thing. This nut cannot be loose. When he is 60, if he lives that long, he may be better. If they can let him out then, maybe. I would not lose much sleep over it for now,” someone else added.
Some of the users who saw the video on YouTube commented that the officer shouldn’t have done what he did and brought his professionalism into question.
“A real professional that officer. You may be frustrated however you have no integrity nor honor in your use of a gimmick, stupid one at best, during your speech at the sentencing of this thug. Hope the department sees what you really are,” someone wrote.
What do you think of this? Did the officer go too far with his action or he just taught the thug a lesson.
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