The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has charged a 25-year-old man with murder, after he allegedly shot and killed another man outside a Southwest Portland strip club last week.
Jordan Christopher Clark allegedly shot and killed Dominique Dunn in the parking lot of Reveal Lounge, a strip club off Southwest Barbur Boulevard, shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. Clark is charged with one count of second-degree murder and one of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm enhancement.
Police have not released any more information about the circumstances of the shooting, but several of Dunn’s family members said on social media that the killing was racially motivated, and that Clark shot at Dunn, who was Black, after yelling a racist slur at him.
Portland police said on Friday that they have not found any evidence to support the assertion that race was a factor in the shooting. Clark told jail deputies during the booking process that he identifies as Asian.
In an interview with OPB, Reveal Lounge owner Javier Garcia said he had turned over security footage of the shooting to police.
He said when he first reviewed the footage, he saw a group of three men talking with two other men on the patio of the lounge. The men went into the club together, then came back out a few minutes later. Garcia told the news organization it was clear the two groups of men knew each other and seemed to be friends, but he didn’t know the names of anyone involved. He said after the two groups split off and headed to their respective cars, one of the men came back and started firing at the group of three men while they were already in their car.
—Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; email@example.com; @JRamakrishnanOR
Reporter Alex Hardgrave contributed to this story.