HAMPTON, Va. — Police said they were investigating a murder after a Hampton man was shot to death at an apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency dispatchers received a call about the shooting shortly after 5 p.m. Officers got to the first block of Triple Crown Court where they found 18-year-old Niguel Amar Russell had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The apartment complex is near the intersection of Magruder Boulevard and Floyd Thompson Drive.
Based on a preliminary investigation, Russell had been walking down the street when he was shot by a passing vehicle.
They took someone into custody for questioning.
Thursday morning, police said they'd arrested 19-year-old Ramel Lawson, Jr. in the investigation.
The Hampton man was charged with one count of second degree murder, one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of shooting from a vehicle and one count of shooting in public.
He's being held in the Hampton City Jail.
The shooting remains under investigation. If you have any information that can help police, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online at P3Tips.com.