Crime & Courts

Teenager charged in shooting death

Columbia police officers have arrested a teenager in the shooting death of another teen Saturday night.

Xavier Roach, 17, is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a police report.

Nigel Hampton, 17, died from a gunshot to the upper body, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

Officials said that at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hampton was shot at a Fountain Lake Court home off Atlas Road. He was transported taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital, where he died Sunday morning.

From staff reports