Murder suspects claimed self-defense at trial, charges dropped

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23-year-old Kamrun Oshea Goffe (left) and 20-year-old Jaden Burton (right)

Ocala, Florida — Murder charges have been dropped against two men who are cousins after prosecutors say they had a valid claim of self defense.

Ocala police said the incident occurred on January 6 in the 2200 block of SW 2nd Street, Ocala.

Police said when they arrived they found that 21-year-old Patrick “PJ” Stanley, Jr. had been shot in his leg. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

During the investigation, police arrested 20-year-old Jaden Burton and 23-year-old Kamrun Oshea Goffe in connection with the homicide.


Police said the shooting stemmed from a pre-arranged drug deal gone bad.

Prosecutors said that video and witness testimony evidence supports the fact that the men acted in self-defense.

The charges were dropped and the cousins were released from jail on January 12.