26-year-old man dies after shooting at Coco's strip club

Video captures chaos after Keon Crump fatally shot

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Hours after a 26-year-old man died during a shooting at a strip club known as Coco's, the business' doors reopened. The dancers were back on stage, and it was business as usual on Saturday night.  

None of the employees wanted to talk about the shooting that took the life of Keon Crump, or the sound of the bullets that sent a panicked crowd running out of the night club at 1430 NW 119th St., near North Miami.

A video captured the chaos. A woman was crying. A man was bleeding feet away from the red velvet rope.

"Call the police," a man shouted. "This (expletive) is crazy man. Oh my God! Oh my God! He is gone! He is gone!"

Crump's Facebook showed a murder at another nightclub about a year ago had hurt his family and friends before. 

Crump recalled the fatal stabbing of his cousin Elkino Watson, a former Booker T. Washington High School and University of South Florida football player, regularly on social media. 

"I lost Bubba and it [expletive] me up. My whole life changed," Crump's Facebook introduction states. Crump added that losing Watson made his "heart colder." 

Crump had pictures of Watson's jersey and of his gravestone. Watson, who was a father of two and had dreams of playing for the NFL, was killed September 2015 at a nightclub in Tampa's Ybor City.

"Man our heart is torn once again," Anna Tray wrote on Facebook. 

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