Antuan Teasley, Norris Cole's Personal Chef, Shot And Killed At Miami Beach Club

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on June 10 2014 2:38 PM
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Antuan Teasley, chef and friend to Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (pictured left), died on Tuesday after an altercation at Club Mansion in Miami. Reuters

A man who served as personal chef to Miami Heat guard Norris Cole was shot and killed early Tuesday morning after an altercation at a local nightclub.

Antuan Teasley, 42, suffered a gunshot to his upper torso while in the VIP section of Mansion, a Miami Beach night club, NBC 6 South Florida reports. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, according to Miami Beach Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez.

Hernandez said that a fight broke out between two groups of clubgoers who had been sharing the VIP section. “There was one side and another side. They got into an argument and there was only one gun, supposedly,” he said.

“I was standing in the VIP and there was a ‘bang’ noise, like a gun, and I looked over right in the VIP and everybody started getting down and running,” Nefratari Tomal told CBS4 in Miami. “And I was like there’s no way on Earth this is gunshots. So we’re standing there and then everybody started running and security started coming. […] The DJ was like ‘No it’s not a gunshot, everybody just relax, relax’ and then they cut the music off.”

Police in Miami Beach declined to say if they were looking at any suspects in the shooting, the Miami Herald reports. However, Hernandez said that authorities had questioned “six to eight witnesses.”

“We’re trying to identify the groups that were there and identify the subjects,” he added.

In addition to his role as Cole’s personal chef, Teasley also worked with members of the Miami Dolphins, the newspaper said. Miko Grimes, the wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, took to Twitter to grieve over his loss.

Mario Chalmers, Cole's teammate on the Heat, also posted about Teasley's death. 

Cole has yet to comment on the situation, but it appears that the two men were close; the Heat guard routinely retweeted photos of Teasley's meals on his own Twitter account.

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