NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man who was arrested in connection to a September 2016 murder has had his charges withdrawn.
19-year-old Isaiah Phillips, of Hampton, was charged with first-degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. All of those charges were nolle prossed Friday.
Phillips was accused in the death of 21-year-old Jordan Stith at a house party back on September 28. Investigators say shots rang out on Ross Drive in Newport News just after midnight. Stith died at the scene.
A 19-year-old woman was also shot, but she survived.