Man charged in connection with shooting death outside Ravenel club


A 23-year-old Charleston man has been accused of gunning down a 25-year-old West Ashley woman outside a Ravenel nightclub last summer.

Dominique Grant was shot to death Aug. 18 while she sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked outside Club Frazier’s at 4971 County Line Road in Ravenel.

Reginald L. Gordon of Ashley Avenue was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The chain of evidence that led to Gordon’s arrest is outlined in a Charleston County sheriff’s detective’s affidavit.

About 13 minutes after Grant was shot, Charleston police responded to a disturbance at a Kangaroo gas station about 5 miles from the club. Officers found a partially loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol sitting in plain view inside a Buick Century.

A witness at the gas station identified Gordon as the sole occupant of the Buick. Gordon’s arrival in the Buick was captured on the gas station’s video camera. Another witness said he had seen Gordon with the gun in the car.

An autopsy recovered .40-caliber rounds from Grant’s body. A spent .40-caliber shell casing was found near the shooting scene. Ballistics tests matched the casing with the pistol found in Gordon’s car.

Gordon’s bail was set at $75,000 on the weapons charge Thursday, with no bail set on the murder charge.

His previous arrest record includes assault with intent to kill, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

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