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Memorial Service For Celeb Chef Shot At Club Mansion

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Antuan Teasley (Source: YouTube)

Antuan Teasley (Source: YouTube)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Family and friends of a Miami personal chef who died after being shot in Club Mansion on South Beach will gather Thursday in his memory.

A service for Antaun Teasley will be held at the Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 NW 119th Street, at 1 p.m.

His family said homegoing arrangements will be held in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, June 21st.

Teasley was shot during a fight between two groups in the VIP section of Club Mansion around 3:41 a.m. on Tuesday.

Hundreds of club goers rushed out of the Club after hearing at least one shot.

Teasley worked for numerous athletes including Miami Heat players Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers.

“He was an excellent person,” said his identical twin brother Antwaun Teasley. “He was a celebrity chef. He brought his A game every time. He brought energy and love. He was just an excellent chef and an excellent person. He made soul food because he put his soul in to that food.”

Teasley said his brother’s murder was a “cowardly act.”

“It would mean a lot to bring the person to justice. It was a cowardly act but I forgive him,” said Teasley.

Bringing the gunman to justice may be a challenge.

Miami Beach Police confirm the crime scene was “contaminated” by the maintenance team that likely was unaware of the violence that had taken place there just a short time earlier.

A department spokesman says it’s possible key evidence, like fingerprints or blood spatter, was mopped up or tossed out before cops had a chance to process it.

Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said police do not have a description of the gunman after interviewing at least six witnesses and police have no surveillance tape to release.

As of Thursday, police had no leads and urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

Teasley leaves behind his parents Janice Teasley Edwards and Dannie Blythewood, his beloved children Narcisse O’Neal, Aki Teasley, and Antaun Teasley, Jr (deceased); his twin brother Antwaun; sisters and brothers Robin Teasley, Lynette Teasley, Mario Edwards, Dannie Blythewood, Jr., Damon Blythewood, Davon Blythewood, Johnny Edwards, Jr., Timothy Edwards, Marina Edwards, and Lisa Edwards.

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