1/13/2012 - Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announces a Cordova man has been arrested in the Thursday night shooting of his sister.
Ravenell explains "Officers were called to the Regional Medical Center at 11:40 p.m. after a Cordova woman arrived suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim did not survive. Akim Jamal Bartley was arrested after being interviewed by Investigators."
Ravenell continues "Bartley has made statements that he attempted to break up an argument inside their home between his sister and her boyfriend twice. When they continued to argue, Bartley went to retrieve a weapon. Bartley followed the boyfriend outside the house with the handgun, pointing it at the boyfriend. As his sister was exiting the house, Bartley turned in her direction and the firearm discharged. He is charged with manslaughter, pointing and presenting a firearm, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime."