19-year-old man arrested, charged with murder after man fatally shot while walking near Hampton apartment complex

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 12:54:39-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a Wednesday night homicide in the first block of Triple Crown Court.

The call came in at 5:02 p.m. This happened at the Magruder Run Apartments.

When officers arrived on scene, they found an 18 -year-old man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police have identified the victim as Niguel Amar Russell of Hampton.

Ramel Lawson Jr., 19, was detained for questioning and has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, using a firearm in commission of a felony, shooting from a vehicle and shooting in public.

The preliminary investigation revealed Russell was walking down the street in the area when he was shot by someone in a vehicle that was passing by. A vehicle was found in a ditch on Magruder Boulevard.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation, and there is no further information.

No charges have been obtained at this time, but investigators are not looking for any other suspects.

If you or anyone you know has information that will help police, you are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously at

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