Felon With Long History Of Pulling Guns On Cops Shoots Officer With AK-47

Daytona Beach Police Officer Kevin Hird was shot by an AK-47 toting felon on Sunday night.

Daytona Beach, FL – A man carrying an AK-47 around town shot a Daytona Beach police officer on Sunday night, and police have said it was not the first time he has shot at them.

Raymond Roberts, 40, is a convicted felon who should not be in a possession of a gun, WKMG reported.

On Sunday night, numerous citizens called 911 to report that Roberts was walking around Daytona Beach with a large rifle.

"We just heard several gunshots and I seen someone walk down the road with a gun," one woman told the 911 operator, according to WKMG.

Police officers responded and confronted Roberts. And he shot at them.

"The officer was about a block away when he responded with two other officers, and they confronted the suspect and immediately when the officers got out of the car, he opened fire on the officers," Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said.

One of the responding officers was struck by gunfire.

"Two of my officers returned fire on the suspect and did not hit him," Chief Capri said. "Unfortunately, one of my officers was hit in the arm. Thank God, he's going to be OK."

Good Samaritans rushed to help Daytona Beach Police Officer Kevin Hird and applied pressure to the gunshot wound he’d received to his upper arm, the chief told WKMG.

Officer Hird was transported to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach where he underwent surgery to repair a shattered bone.

Chief Capri told WKMG that the wounded officer was in good spirits and expected to recover from his wounds.

The suspect fled on foot after he shot Officer Hird, but he was captured just blocks away by police.

"He is a convicted felon. A street maggot that's out here committing crime and shooting randomly, especially at police officers," Chief Capri told reporters. "Thank God no citizens were hit."

Roberts has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm against a police officer, and three counts of attempted murder against law enforcement, according to WKMG.

He also violated his probation when he committed the crimes.

The chief said he didn’t think Roberts would be out of jail again in the near future.

“I’m glad we didn’t have to use deadly force. The criminal justice system will take care of getting him the sentence he deserves and I don’t think he’ll ever see the light of day again,” Chief Capri said.

He said Roberts was arrogant about the shooting when he was interviewed afterwards by detectives.

Investigators said Roberts has twice previously pulled guns on law enforcement officers in the past year.

The arrest report said he told authorities that he planned to shoot people who "triple-crossed him" on the night he shot Officer Hird, WKMG reported.

Roberts told arresting officers that he had had enough "mentally, physically and spiritually" before he started shooting, police officials said.

"I don't mind being punished, I did wrong,” he told police.

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Scattered
Scattered

Why was he even walking around if he had shot at them twice previously? Maggot is too nice a word. Bury him deep and don't ever let him out!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

3 1/2 inch buck shot would stop him from walking around.......anymore!!

Digger15108
Digger15108

Gee, guns are illegal for felons. Criminals obey gun laws, yeah right. Put this clown away and throw the key in the Atlantic.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Not too many Chiefs would come out publicly and call someone a "maggot". This is the kind of Chief I would love working for.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Repeat offender......WHY was he out on the streets ? I hope the chief is right and that this POS will get put away for a damn long time !

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Chief I beg to disagree: “I’m glad we didn’t have to use deadly force." Your officers DID use Deadly Force. Unfortunately they did not hit him.

angeleyes
angeleyes

ban all automatic and semi-automatic guns being made at all except for LEOs. If they're not made, can't get hold of them especially so easily by criminals. same with bullets that are specifically made to go through cars or vests. Right? those aren't made for hunting unless you want to obliterate something or someone.

Secesh1861
Secesh1861

If those police officers were better shots and he was put down, then all the American africans, hollywood actors, liberals would be screaming police brutality. Instead mr maggot is going to cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars now to house.

NUGG
NUGG

Too much histrionics in BlueLivesMatter reports. You want legal gun owners' support? Then support us. My son died in line of duty. He and NO OTHER COP ever got drafted. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Well, don't walk the beat if you can't take the heat. Keep talking caliber and mag size and gun type and you play into the socialists' agenda. They take our guns YOUR GUNS ARE NEXT. Just look to the U.K. COPS in an unarmed populace won't need guns.

Saints
Saints

WHAT IS IT WITH OFFICERS EVERYWHERE MISSING SHOTS AGAINST PEOPLE SHOOTING AT THEM!!!!??? BUT WON'T MISS SHOOTING SOME INNOCENT PEOPLE.....

Ret. Deputy
Ret. Deputy

Nugg....if you had a son who died LOD? Then you defile his memory, you're correct no LEO ever got drafted. EMS personnel volunteer to serve their communities. As to your reference to the U.K. they do not have the 2nd amendment. Reporting facts such as weapon, and ballistics are not histrionics. Prove that BLM is advocating for restriction and confiscation and I will be among the first to criticize.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Raymond Roberts, 40, is a convicted felon who should not be in a possession of a gun. Roberts has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm against a police officer, and three counts of attempted murder against law enforcement"

Seeing so many blacks in similar and repetitious dangerous circumstances. BM's ages 15 to 45 have a generally deserved negative reputation in the USA and in other countries and we see it reinforced daily . Much of the news is artificially filtered to minimize the bad press we see regarding blacks and crime....yet we still see plenty. The general news tries to portray a deflecting narrative that blacks have a disproportionate % of negative interactions with LEOs yet also try to dishonestly hide the crucial points that blacks also cause a hugely disproportionate amount of crime and violence.....which obviously then results in LEO intervention and resulting arrests, incarcerations, shootings and even deaths. The ACLU and NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson,etc . try their best to deflect, distort, ignore, lie and deny to influence others that "there is nothing to see here". They look to blame these abhorrent behaviors on anything and everything instead of pointing to severe problems within this culture and community. Realize you are being artificially influenced to ignore the negatives about this community. Bring back the death penalty for those who repeatedly show they cannot comply with state and federal laws and who have had many prior chances to do so. Implement a maximum 2 year / 2 appeal clause while on death row for those who feel they were wrongly treated and if the sentence was found valid after 2 years then rid ourselves of these problems. Raymond Roberts and kind show us they will not /cannot change .

Danimyl
Danimyl

I hope those Officers were ordered back to the shooting range for some much needed practice

Saron
Saron

Glad they removed Roberts from the streets. Now hopefully justice shall be served with this pos. I'm supportive of first law enforcement. For those that believe taking fire arms away will prevent criminals for possessing them, have someone slap you and clear your head. The shitheads that sell guns to those low life bastards, when arrested, should receive whatever the pos that shoots an officer or citizen.

EscortingAmerica
EscortingAmerica

How is this possible when it was illegal for him to possess a gun?! 😂

pixiepup
pixiepup

How about his punishment be death! This is ridiculous to put him in prison.

Rayb
Rayb

Guess the gun laws don’t stop bad people from getting guns... never will! It only stops law abiding people.. why is that so hard to comprehend????

Buzz17
Buzz17

This is why the death penalty is needed. One appeal. Why should taxpayers be forced to pay living costs for scum like this?

Oldlefty56
Oldlefty56

So.... why was he ever released from prison? He’s a known shooter of L.E. Of course, we know the gun laws work, don’t they? This is why these things don’t happen anymore, RIGHT? The opposite is actually true. The more people who are armed, the fewer people will be shot. You’ll never ever be able to keep bad people from eventually getting a weapon.

usnret30
usnret30

And the chief is glad his officers did not have to use deadly force???????

5150
5150

Maybe stricter gun control laws would have prevented this. Oh, wait, he broke the existing laws. Guess not.

onecaster2
onecaster2

Bet your ass he didn't get the AK 47 at Walmart

EMarie
EMarie

Firing squad! The End!

JohnP
JohnP

"The criminal justice system will take care of getting him the sentence he deserves and I don’t think he’ll ever see the light of day again,”

In Florida maybe, but in Kommiefornia, he would be out by Christmas...

dusty103
dusty103

The lead line that "he has a 'long history' of pulling guns on cops" says more than enough of what is wrong with our criminal justice system.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

This just proves it has nothing to do with gun control. He either bought it Illegally or he stole it no gun control can stop that.

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

Sounds like the Officers that missed this oxygen thief need intense range time! I wouldn’t have missed!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect

Texas51
Texas51

The “animal” needs to be put DOWN.....,

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Shame they missed but all hell breaks loose when the shooting starts everyone should knows this.