Crime & Courts

Police looking for witness in Fountain Lake killing

Columbia police are looking for a man they believe may be a witness to a weekend killing at Fountain Lake Court.

Police believe Henry Kyle Richardson, 21, also known as "Cornbread," was a key witness.

Nigel Hampton, 17, was shot in the upper body at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at a Fountain Lake Court residence. He was taken to a local hospital where he died Sunday.

Xavier Roach, 17, is charged with murder and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Anyone with information about Richardson's whereabouts is asked to contact crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

-- From Staff Reports