Plush owner to residents: ‘You're not just going to take my business’

HARRISON TWP. — Neighbors are expressing concerns over a Harrison Twp. gentleman’s club after law enforcement linked an argument that started at the business to a fatal shooting Friday.

But the owner of Plush Gentleman’s Club on Monday defended his business, saying Montgomery County deputies and neighbors have it wrong.

Related: 1 dead in shooting in Dayton linked to club Plush altercation

Nick Virk said he's heartbroken that Adriaunna Jackson died because of gun violence. However, the incident happened 24 hours after she was at the club, and two miles away on North Main Street and East Seibenthaler Avenue in Dayton,  so the crime shouldn't be tagged as a mark against his business, he said.

“If you're a customer of mine and leave the property and do something, or god forbid, something happens to you, I can't do anything for you once you leave here,” Virk said.

Dayton Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office continue to search for the gunman, who riddled the car Jackson and another person were riding in with bullets. A second victim, Keysaun Harris, 22, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, but is no longer a patient there, hospital officials said.

A Montgomery County Sheriff deputy said Friday that they've had 93 calls for service since Jan. 1 to Plush and county officials are opposing the renewal of the club's liquor license.

Some Harrison Twp. residents say they've had enough and that they've seen too many guns being fired in the air and too many fights after the club closes at night. They are ready for the business to be shut down for good.

“We had issues with Club Harem, and it's shut down and with the issues with Club Plush is having, we want it shut down as well,” resident Ron Worsham said Monday.

But Virk said he will fight for his club.

“You're not just going to take my business because you don't like it,” he said.

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