MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

The family of a private chef shot and killed at Mansion nightclub is pleading with the public to come forward with any information about the shooting.

Antaun "Young Chef" Teasley was shot and killed June 10 during a confrontation in the club's VIP area.

"You live by the sword. You die by the sword," mother Janice Edwards said at a news conference Tuesday. "He lived with a spatula. He lived with forks and knives and spices and things of health and nature that God has given us. He loved to see the smile on the face when he would prepare a meal."

Family of Antaun Teasley

Teasley was a private chef for the Miami Heat's Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers and other South Florida athletes.

So far, no witnesses have come forward and police have no leads.

"Don't be a coward like that person that killed my brother," Robin Teasley said.

Police said it is too early in the investigation to determine if Teasley was the intended target in the shooting.

"He didn't die in his sleep. He didn't have a heart attack. He was violently (taken) from us," Edwards said. "Was it that important? Was it that serious to take a life? When you take a life, you take a whole lot of people with you."

Mansion shooting victim's family makes public plea for witnesses to come forward

WHY DR. OZ WAS IN THE HOT SEAT FACING SEVERAL QUESTIONS. REALTIME CLOSED CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY U.S. CAPTIONING COMPANY RIGHT NOW 4:00 A FAMILY IN TEARS LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT COULD LEAD THEM TO THEIR LOVED ONE'S PIRM ANTAUN TEASLEY WAS SHOT AND KILLED A WEEK AGO AT MANSION NIGHTCLUB. THE CRIME HAPPENED ON A PACKED NIGHT IN FRONT OF DOZENS OF PEOPLE BUT THE SHOOTER SO FAR HAS NOT BEEN FOUND. LOCAL10 NEWS REPORTER CHRISTINA VAZQUEZ IS NOW ON MIAMI BEACH WITH THE DETAILS FOR US. Reporter: ESSENTIALLY, HIS FAMILY CAME HERE TO THE MIAMI BEACH POLICE STATION, THAT INCLUDED TWO CHILDREN AND HIS MOTHER FROM CLEVELAND. THEY BRAVED THE CAMERAS, ASKING ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CASE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO COME FORWARD SO THAT THE FAMILY CAN FIND CLOSURE. YOU DON'T WANT TO STAND IN MY SHOES. YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN THAT I FEEL. JANICE EDWARDS SPOKE STRONG AND SPOKE PASSIONATELY ABOUT HER SON ANTAUN TEASLEY, A CERTAINLY CHEF TO THE STARS. YOU LIVE BY THE SWORD, YOU DIE BY THE SWORD. HE LIVED WITH A SPATULA. HE LIFTED WITH FORKS AND KNIVES AND SPICES AND THINGS OF HEALTH AND NATURE THAT GOD, M'M, HAS GIVEN US. HE LOVED TO SEE THE SMILE ON YOUR FACE WHEN WHEN HE WOULD PREPARE A MEAL. Reporter: LAST WEEK TEASLEY WAS SHOT DEAD INSIDE MANSION NIGHTCLUB IN MIAMI BEACH FOLLOWING AN ARGUMENT IN THE V.I.P. AREA. POLICE SAY KEY WITNESSES HAVE YET TO COME FORWARD? DON'T BE A COWARD LIKE THAT PERSON THAT KILLED MY BROTHER AND JUST GO AWAY WITH THIS EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE AND SEE THAT AND NOT SAY NOTHING TO NOBODY. HE DIDN'T DIE IN HIS SLEEP. HE THAN THE HAVE HAVE A HEART ATTACK. HE WAS VIOLENT TOOK FROM US. WAS IT THAT IMPORTANT? WAS IT THAT SERIOUS? TO TAKE A LIFE? WHEN YOU TAKE A LIFE, YOU TAKE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WITH YOU. Reporter: THE FAMILY AND DETECTIVES ON THIS CASE REALLY DO NEED YOUR HELP. POLICE TODAY SAY THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THE FATHER OF TWO WAS THE INTENDED TARGET. COMING UP AT LOCAL10 AT 5:00 I'M GOING TO REVEAL NEW DETAILS POLICE SHARED WITH US ABOUT THIS