State Attorney Announces Charges In Shooting Of DBPD Officer

By on December 11, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The man charged with shooting and injuring a Daytona Beach police officer will soon learn his fate.

40-year-old Raymond Roberts was originally arrested on November 25th after he shot at three Daytona Beach police officers, injuring one of them, with a high powered rifle.

The officer injured, Officer Kevin Hird, would be discharged from the hospital just a few days later.

Then just today (December 11th), State Attorney R.J. Larizza announced that Roberts has been charged and will face arraignment later this week.

His charges include:

  • Three counts of attempted first-degree murder on a law enforcement officer with a firearm
  • One county of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a firearm
  • Two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer
  • one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Larizza says that if convicted on any of the attempted murder counts or the aggravated batter county, Roberts will face a mandatory life sentence.

If convicted on all counts, Roberts could face four life sentences and an additional 45 years in prison.

Roberts is currently scheduled to go in front of Judge Kathryn Weston for arraignment on December 13th at the S. James Foxman Justice Center in Daytona Beach.

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