Florida Man Claiming Self-Defense Acquitted of Murder Charges Same Day as Kyle Rittenhouse

On the same day that Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a 27-year-old Florida man was cleared of second-degree felony murder and three charges of attempted police officer murder.

  • On the same day a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all accounts, another young man who claimed he fired a gun in self-defense was also found not guilty of murder.
  • “A.J.” Coffee IV was acquitted by a jury of the various murder charges on Friday, The TC Palm reports.
  • Coffee’s charges date back to “a 2017 fire fight between a Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactical team and Coffee IV at his home in the 4500 block of 35th Avenue.”
  • Coffee claimed he shot at the officers in self-defense, believing he was being robbed.
  • His girlfriend, 21-year-old Alteria Woods, died after being shot ten times by a SWAT officer during the raid.
  • Kyle Rittenhouse was also acquitted of murder charges on Friday, November 19, 2021.
  • Daily Caller editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll pointed to Coffee’s acquittal in response to those who claimed Rittenhouse would have been convicted if black: