Rumors swirl around fatal shooting at Portland strip club
Police have released few details about a fatal shooting Thursday evening, but others have taken to social media to identify the victim as Dominique Dunn, a Black man and target of a racist attack.
Police announced Friday they arrested Jordan Clark, 25, for murder in connection with the shooting. Authorities say he was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
A little after 8 p.m. Thursday night, police responded to a shooting outside of Reveal Lounge, a strip club in Southwest Portland. The police say the shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene, but have yet to release any more information.
On social media Friday, people identifying themselves as family members of Dunn said the shooter had called Dunn and his friends a racial slur before shooting.
Paula Byrd, who said Dunn was her cousin, wrote in a Facebook post that Dunn had been out with friends when a white man approached them and called them the n-word. She said her cousin continued on his way. The man then ran to his car, grabbed his gun and fired five shots.
"My cousin is dead. He didn't deserve this," she wrote. "#DominiqueDunn should not be a hashtag."
Two other people, both of whom also said they were cousins of Dunn's, posted similar accounts on social media. Curtis Byrd, who said he was Dunn's cousin, posted that Dunn had been killed "for being Black." Neither could be immediately reached by OPB.
In a statement Friday afternoon, the Portland police said they were aware of "mis-information" circulating about the case and said there was "no information at this time to support race was a factor that played a role."
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