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Police make arrest in Newport News deadly shooting

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Jordan Stith

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have made an arrest in the murder of 21-year-old Jordan Le’wil Stith.

On November 28, the Newport News Violent Crime Reduction Task Force arrested Isaiah Devonte Phillips in Norfolk.

Philips has been charged with first degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.

Isaiah Davonte Phillips

Isaiah Davonte Phillips – charged with first degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony

Police said they responded to a report of gunfire just before 1 a.m. in the area of Wedgewood Drive and Ross Drive. As they got on scene, they found Stith dead. He had been shot in the collarbone and right wrist.

Witnesses said two vehicles left the scene and police found one vehicle a short time later while conducting a traffic stop for driving with no headlights.

Inside the car they found the 19-year-old female victim who had been shot in the leg. Her injuries were non life threatening.

Police told News 3 Stith and the second victim were at a house party on Ross Drive when the shots were fired. They are acquaintances.

The party only had 7-8 people in attendance, but neighbors said one of the men was running up and down the road after the shooting yelling for help. A woman who lives on the street said she heard about 6-7 shots and then she heard a woman scream.