A second Orangeburg man has been charged with murder in the Cordova nightclub shooting that left one person dead, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced Thursday.
“We have developed information that indicated there were two gunman firing at the nightclub that night,” Ravenell said. “This second arrest is a result of the ongoing investigation.”
Jajuan Cooke, 25, of Parkside Drive, was charged with murder after being taken into custody on Thursday morning.
The Orangeburg man is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday when he will be formally charged and presented his rights.
Ravenell said Cooke was taken into custody off Kennerly Road near the Orangeburg and Calhoun County line by a task force of U.S. Marshals and the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Kendalon Curry, 25, of Michael Street, was apprehended on Tuesday and also charged with murder in the shooting death of a 35-year-old man at the nightclub.
Sheriff’s office investigators allege both Cooke and Curry fired multiple rounds at Da Yellow Sto on Carver Edisto School Road after a dispute.
Witnesses said they saw a vehicle pull up to Da Yellow Sto around 4:20 a.m. on March 2. They said at least two men exited the vehicle and began firing in the direction of the club.
When the firing stopped, Joseph Simms Jr. of Weatherford Road was discovered to have suffered a fatal upper body wound.
Inv. John Stuke is leading the investigation.