Charges dropped in 2017 shooting

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 11:54:56-04

Court records show charges have been dropped in the case of a woman police say shot a man last year.

Desiree Strother was originally charged with assault with intent to murder and a firearm crime.

Police say she shot a man at Southridge Park Apartments on Francis Street in May 2017. Police say Strother told investigators she shot the man in self-defense during a fight.

MLive reports the charges against Strother were dismissed because Jackson County prosecutors said the victim never testified and they couldn't disprove Strother's self-defense claim without the man's testimony.

The charges in the case could still be refiled.