GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested for fatally shooting a woman in an apartment complex.
The shooting happened Tuesday at the University Commons Apartments on Grace Street.
The Greenwood County Coroner identified the victim as Latoya Cynthia Coleman, 40, of Charlotte.
Coleman was found inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound. \
Investigators believe she and her live-in boyfriend, 25-year-old Ravandan Jordon, got into an argument. Officers said Jordon then shot Coleman. Her death was ruled a homicide.
“My sister did not deserve that at all,” said Diamond McKnight, Coleman’s sister.
Jordon was arrested Tuesday night and charged with:
- Weapons/possession of firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.
- Weapons / poss. weapon during a violent crime
- Unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person
Greenwood Police Chief TJ Chaudoin said Jordon has an extensive criminal history and was wanted in North Carolina.
Officers said they believe this is an isolated incident, and they are currently not searching for any additional suspects. They said there is no further danger to the public at this point.
Investigators believe this was a domestic violence related incident.
“Domestic violence is such a serious issue amongst our community,” said Chaudoin. “It’s a tragedy because it leaves a child without a mother, and it’s a tragedy because it shows what domestic violence can do to a family.”
“We all urge that if you’re having issues in your relationship, it’s best to get away from each other and seek some sort of professional help,” added Sgt. Jonathan Link. “We have a victims assistance coordinator here in Greenwood County who can provide a lot of help to those people going through those situations.”