Son Of Harvey Cop Killed, 3 Wounded In Shooting At Harvey Strip Club

Mike Krauser
March 13, 2019 - 7:00 am
Harvey Strip Club Shooting

WBBM Newsradio/Mike Krauser


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A police officer's son was fatally shot early Wednesday morning and three others were wounded, including two security guards, at a strip club in south suburban Harvey.

The shooting began about 2:10 a.m. inside the Boogie Nights club in the 14700 block of South Wood Street and then moved outside, Harvey Police Chief Greg Thomas said in a statement. Two of the wounded were guards.

Richard Wilson, a witness who spoke to WBBM Newsradio, said it looked to him like a random shooting. Someone across the street started firing at the Boogie Nights strip club and a gas station at 147th and Wood in Harvey. 

Wilson was at the gas station, which was hit by bullets.

“I heard gunshots and I turned around and they were shooting at everybody on this side of the street.  My window got busted out. My car was hit about four or five times.” 

Four people were hit outside the strip club.   

“They shot this whole area up,” Wilson said. “It was more than 15 shots. No one out here was the intended target. It was just a random shooting.” 

Outside the club, a 25-year-old man. son of a Harvey Police Officer, was fatally shot. He was dead at the scene. 

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Diovonni D. Keel. He lived in Harvey.

Three others who were hit, including two security guards, ran into the club and were found there when police arrived. Their conditions are not known.

Thomas said additional details would be issued later Wednesday. 

Harvey police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.

The dead man’s father, the police officer, was at the scene sitting in his car watching his colleagues processing the crime scene.  

A woman was screaming at one point and a scuffle broke out between bystanders and police. Some of the bystanders said they were family members of the victims. Police have said nothing about a suspect or suspects.