Orangeburg man accused of shooting, killing man at Cordova club
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Orangeburg man accused of shooting, killing man at Cordova club

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An Orangeburg man is accused of killing a 35-year-old man at a Cordova club, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

“This incident apparently originated in some type of argument that resulted in this unnecessary act,” Ravenell said. “No argument in the world is worth someone losing their life over.”

Kendalon Curry, 25, has been charged with murder in the death of Joseph Simms Jr. of Weatherford Road.

Curry was formally charged and presented his rights during a hearing on Wednesday.

The Michael Street man was taken into custody on Tuesday after investigators determined he was responsible for the shooting death at Da Yellow Sto on Carver Edisto School Road.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators were called out around 4 a.m. March 2 after witnesses at the nightclub reported multiple shots being fired.

As investigators arrived, witnesses flagged them down to direct deputies to the victim, who was lying face up with an apparent wound to the upper body.

Witnesses told investigators a man had exited a vehicle and fired at the crowded club before seeing the shots strike the building.

They then discovered the victim on the ground.

Curry was informed his bond may be considered by a circuit court judge at a later date.

Inv. John Stuke is leading the ongoing investigation.


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