The jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse reached a verdict on Friday, finding him not guilty on all counts of homicide and reckless endangerment charges.
The jury heard two weeks of testimony and evidence and deliberated for around 27 hours before reaching the decision.
Rittenhouse faced charges of homicide and other offenses for the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber as well as the shooting-related injuries of Gaige Grosskreutz.
Rittenhouse shot the men with an AR-15-style rifle in 2020 during protests in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man.
During the trial, Rittenhouse claimed self-defense, while the prosecution argued he was responsible for creating the dangerous situation, NPR reports.
In court, his lawyer used the fact that the officer who shot Blake was not charged to defend him: “Other people in this community have shot people seven times and it’s been found to be OK.”