Charges withdrawn against man arrested in deadly Newport News shooting

A photo from the scene where Jordan Stith and a 19-year-old woman were shot on Sept. 28, 2016. (Rico Bush/WAVY Photo)

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 (WAVY) — A man who was arrested in connection to a September 2016 murder has had his charges withdrawn.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.

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A 19-year-old woman was also shot, but she survived.