Proof Allegedly Left Club, Returned With Gun
According to a police report obtained by the Detroit Free Press, slain D12 rapper Proof got into an argument during a pool game at the CCC club with another man and turned his anger to Keith Bender at some point. “You want some of this?” Randall Upshaw, attorney for bouncer Mario Etheridge, said Proof told Bender. A fight ensued and Etheridge fired two rounds into the ceiling attempting to quell the situation, according to the police report in Etheridge’s court file. Upshaw said Etheridge got the gun from an unknown person. Proof left at some point, returning with a gun he retrieved from a friend, Upshaw said. Proof pistol-whipped Bender before shooting him in the face, Upshaw said. More details on Etheridge’s court appearance have since been removed from freep.com.