Man Allegedly Shot by Proof Dies

Proof4.jpgKeith Bender, the 35-year-old man police believe D12 member Proof shot before being killed himself, died early this morning (April 18) in a Detroit hospital. Police believe that an altercation in Detroit’s CCC Club led to Proof shooting Bender in the head, after which Bender’s cousin, Mario Etheridge, a bouncer, shot and killed Proof. Bender had been on life support at St. John Hospital since the incident occurred early last week. While Etheridge faces two gun-related charges, police said that their investigation into the crimes is still ongoing.

  • BlackBoy

    what…no R.I.P.? y’all are SO lame.

    RIP Keith Bender, even if you didn’t know Eminem.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Well that’s certainly unfortunate.

  • Stealth

    Blackboy your right, R.I.P. Keith Bender. This whole incident is ashame like many unfortunate deaths that happen.

  • BlackBoy

    I just think it’s a GOTDAMN shame that a man was alledgedly shot by dude and Proof gets more love, even though he alledgedly tried to kill someone.

    All the facts ain’t out yet, and I ain’t judgin dude, but this situation is a mess and right now it looks like we are feeling sorry for someone who tried to get away with murder…
    and condemning someone else who was only trying to protect his kinfolk.

    Any of us woulda laid ol’ boy out if we had the joint on us…so what’s the deal b/c he’s famous he gets all the love for being DEAD and his supposed victim gets NO sympathy?

    If that’s the case, then fuck everybody readin this.

  • Watson

    God bless the family of Keith, my prayers go out to you, though you probably may not ever read this. No disrespect to anyone, but I’m an ex-girlfriend of Keith’s from some years back while we were in Fort Hood, and I still have love for him. Just this morning I heard of all this for the first time; I’m not a news follower because it breaks my heart to hear about all the senseless and thoughtless violence against one another. I know that Proof has a lot of fans and family who love him and feel that he was done wrong, but I beleive that had it not been for all the hype in the game, this would not have happened. So to all the rappers and the hip hoppers, and gansters out there, please think before you act. You do not have anything to prove to anyone, especially those of you who are out there making the money. Why the hell do you feel you have to shoot a weapon to prove what? Why the hell would you do anything to risk losing what you had to work so hard to get? How could you disrespect another man’s life? Is being respected worth losing your life? We should learn from the mistakes of others, as well as our own and not repeat them. To all those who knew “BDB”, keep it together and God bless.

  • gerv

    BLACKBOY ALL I CAN SAY IS I AGREE WIT U 100%

  • Blood banger

    Man fuk Bender!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. Proof

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AusarsPlace The God

    fuck proof. he got what was coming to him. had it been my folks he shot I would have laid his ass out much sicker, he woudl have died long before he got to the hosptial..you would have had to identify him from his dental record when i got thru

  • JayMan

    proof shot first , if he was alive he’d be in jail servin time like all them other rappers. but and eye for an eye like the old saying got him.

    2 blasts to the head.. you aim for the head you aim to kill man.. damn.. that’s brain splattering all over..

    r.i.p to both of them ..

    there judgement in the hereafter awaits them..

    we all gonna end up there.. they just got there a lil earlier..

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    RIP BENDER…GGGGG-UNOT

  • King

    R.I.P to both of these dudes…Ghetto America put the guns down and think because we are losing to many folks to theses senseless acts Pac should had taught ya’lls ignorant asses that. LISTEN. GOD Bless The Dead. My thoughts and prayers go out to both families cuz nobody deserves to die over some senseless BULLSHIT. Put the guns down and use yo fists you pussy ass niggas afraid to get your ass beat. Anybody can pull a trigger but it takes a man to knock one out. Live&Learn.

  • Bishop Alston

    I think all of this is crazy you all just need to give your life to christ because he is the answer. He can stop all of this non sense you all should look at it like this white people don’t have to kill the blacks anymore the blacks are kilin each other its all just crazy and all of it is just stupidity. What would jesus do?

  • Realshit

    If Proof did shoot Keith Bender I say he got what was comming to him faster than normal.
    He killed someone and someone killed him its all sad but I beleve in an eye for an eye
    Proof had no right to take a life and nether did the guy that killed him.

    R.I.P.- Proof
    R.I.P.- Keith Bender

  • joyawild

    i live in detroit and went past ccc club flowers are everywhere its all so sad people always make detroit look fucked up any way i agree with blackboy and bloodbanger u dont even know bender but that just shows how fucked up ur if someone shot ur cousin u would do the same thing but that dosent make it right its a shame bender severd the usa and had to go like this and proff just one of the people that put detroit back on the map had to go so soon also and theres a man in jail for tryin to save his family its all so sad rip proff rip bender

  • Snipe aka Tha Legacy

    I would luv 2 judge 1 of them, and I think Proof didn’t juzz plainly kill any1. But fuck every1 sayin’ fuck Proof. U can’t judge him. Like my nigga Pac said

    “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME”

    RIP Both Of THem

  • srkiveli

    i luv proof… i got non but shit for bender, so…
    you carry a gat if you got to…
    someone should get a gat for bender…

  • Eminems biggest fan

    i cant believe this happened. he seemed like a really great guy and i know everyone is taking it hard. everyone in D12 and he family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • J SUN

    WATSON… DAMN MA, I FEEL YOUR PAIN. EVERYBODY SHOULD LISTEN TO WHAT SHORTY IS SAYING. THATS SOME REAL SHIT… ONE LOVE… REST IN PEACE BENDER & PROOF… ITS A SHAME THERE KIDS GONNA GROW UP WITH NO DADDY…. SAD SAD SHIT…. DEAD FOR NOTHING…

  • http://xxlmag.com jerseyjake

    Man fuck Keith Bender Nigga!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kingtru83 King Tru

    its both parties faults, don’t get me wrong Proof was the sh*t but no one needed to take the dispute that far…regardless of what was said.

  • FL. BOI

    Good point BLACKBOY. Nobody can dispute those words.

  • zero

    we will all remember proof in our hearts, especially 50 cent and eminem

  • shadow the hedgehog

    proof was a great guy, and bender was a son of a bitch!!!!literaly son of a bitch!!!!!

  • eminems fan

    i’ll have to go with what shadow said.

  • fan

    proof!!!!! why did you have to leave us ’cause of that bender bitch!!!!!!may you rest in peace in heaven with god and i hpe i’ll see you one day in heaven with our heavenly father. may you rest in peace yo.peace to all the world!!!!!!!(except matha’ bitchn’ asshole fuckers!!!!)

  • mc murda

    no man judges another so fuck that shit and whatever happened ya all khow who knows.
    R.I.P PROOF
    R.I.P BENDER

  • mizpris

    that shit suks 2 rappers died? wat rip bender n proof

  • http://chino4playyahoo.com chino4real

    what the shit did i miss??? i go to kuwait for a year and all this shit happens?!? i need to get a tv or somethin’

  • reno

    you will allways be in our hearts……..R.I.P proof we love you

  • 11KAP

    I wonder where do you go after you are killed for killing someone else.

  • me

    rip keith
    rip proof

    But you need to know who shot first… what goes around comes around!

  • IF U READ THIS U SUCK PENIS

    fuck u Keith Bender asshole u deserved 2 die ur cosin is going to hell for shooting proof.

    mother fuckers who cares if Keith Bender died i care moor for proof.

    nigga wat u get shot the fuck up.

  • ja rule

    i think i was sexually attracted to proof. i dont know why but after he died i had dreams of rapeing his body.

    plz help me i think i am gay
    so all u hot men come and spank my dirty ass.

    fuck u gunit

  • fuck u ja rule

    ja rule u r an ass hole rapist u cant rap 4 shit go screw urself g unit will bash the shit out of u

  • alyxnyc

    How can any of you defend proof? Got so drunk he couldnt control himself, shoot someone over a pool game and got shot himself.

    Good riddance.

  • Rascar

    “proof!!!!! why did you have to leave us ’cause of that bender bitch!!!!!!may you rest in peace in heaven with god and i hpe i’ll see you one day in heaven with our heavenly father. may you rest in peace yo.peace to all the world!!!!!!!(except matha’ bitchn’ asshole fuckers!!!!) ”

    ^^^

    you fuckin cock-roach.

    Proof to me was always the second most lyricaly adept member of his crew and only by a hair off Eminem. I heard that Twista freestyle and Proof beat Eminem.

    but that doesn’t cancel out the fact that if he wasnt killed heda gone to prison for life. he killed that dude over a dispute, and people on here are defendin him. lets see…if that was ur uncle dat proof shot n YOU had a gun? shit..i dont KNOW proof…or rather DIDNT know him. i dont kno the dude, i just think hes a kool lyricist. kinda dope. but ida gun shotted him without hesitation if he did what he did to Keith Bender to an uncle of mine. Especially an uncle im kool enuff to go clubbin with even tho i was the bouncer. so u guys defendin proof wudda let him do that shit? u fuckin Stans..

    REST IN PEACE Keith Bender..and whos that one talkin about “R.I.P even if you didnt know Eminem”..WHO THE FUCK IS EMINEM? some white dude who raps and sells CD’s..who the fuck HAS to know him? go fuck yaself..

    mad stanz in here. why dont yall come to the message board with ur bullshit views man..

    n e ways..R.I.P Keith Bender..and may God bless him and save Proof. 1′

  • John

    man PROOF was my favourite from D12 bsides em man i almost cried when i heard he died i did 4 proof and em and D12 man Proof was a nice guy i like proof (not tony yayo) I’ma Fuck this Phony Yayo guy up he im not speakin on Tony i mean this guy who disses him and says r.i.p. bender but NO PROOF GGG UNOT it GUNIT maybe people spell wrong

    R.I.P. PROOF

    Sorry
    eminem
    kon artis
    swifty
    kuniva
    bizarre

    PROOF FOREVER MUTHAFUCK JA RULE AND RAPPERS HATING FUCK YALLLLLLLLLLLL

  • Tragedy Styles

    R.I.P. to my nigga Proof and my nigga Keith Bender. Shoot, I ain’t got to say nothing to Keith, but Proof, come on now, …… I ain’t nothing to say.

  • fuck u

    i wil kill u all mother fuckers . diediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediediedie

  • White America Says

    Fuck all of you gangster ass wannabees. Yall can suck my white ass fucking dick. Good for that nigger ass proof getting his fucking head shot off. If that nigger were to pull a gun on anyone around me over a argument and shoot him I would cut his fucking balls off put em in his mouth and sew his mouth shut. It takes a MAN to fight with his fists. All you dirty fucking niggers who are representing Proof are what turn ppl away from America, you are the Hipocritical America and the reason why the Black ppl stay down. Im not a racist but yall wanna act like niggers then hell you should be treated like one. Just cause this panzy ass fucking nigger wants to shoot someone in the face cause he doesint have the balls to deal with it like a man, yall are going to look up to him, fuck you. This guy dies cause of everyone of you fucking Bush Monkeys make rappers and all there swine feel like there gods when all they are, are ppl who rhyme and make money……And thats why in America Im making good money and yall dumb ass niggers are gonna be dope dealers collecting there next welfare check. Suck my ass biatch.

    *when I say niggers I simply mean the scum thats defending this piece of shit proof*

  • THE REALIST

    MAN FUCK THE EAST COAST AND FUCK THE SOUTH IT ALL ABOUT THE WEST COAST!THE EAST COAST WOKE UP A SLEEPING GIANT AND THAT THE BIG BAD WILD WILD WEST!”WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE WEST YOU BETTER WATCH WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE MAN WE NO JOKE/DO YOU LIKE BIGGIE PUT ASS IN BOX AND SHIP YOUR AZZ BACK TO NEW YORK/ON THE WEST WE LOVE TO RIDDLE BURBANS WITH BULLET/WHILE YOU WHILE YOUR MAN LIVE YOU FOR DEAD SCREAMING LIKE A BITCH LIKE PUFF DID BIGGIE! LOS ANGELES RIDA MAN AKA EAST COST KILLA! WATCH THE WEST COAST REAL CLOSE BUT WATCH FITY EVEN CLOSE HE BE BACK IN NEW YOUR REAL SOON !YEA……..

  • AUSTRALIA

    RIP PROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HE WAS A BETTER MAN THAN ANT OF U DUMB FUCKS DISSING HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IM GLAD PROOF KILLED THAT OTHER FUCK!!!!! THEY BOTH WERE STRAPPED REMEMBER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.google.com FUku

    man fuck keith bender im glad hes dead

    R.I.P proof

    Rest In Pieces Keith bender

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1115 Anotha Nigga

    like proof once said ” im in the club to beef you gotta murder me there” in the song 40oz dats crazy how thats exactly what happend

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1115 Anotha Nigga

    RIP Proof
    RIP Bugz

  • Stephen

    everyone think there the shit when that guns in theren hand thats why they died

  • soapbox wigga

    guns don’t kill people

    niggas with guns kill people

  • rapizmylyfe

    RIP Proof
    i had no clue he died man!!
    he is one of the reasons i listen to D12
    why do these guys have to pull guns out over some dumb shit,

    these days it happens to much lay guns and knived down.

    noone deserves to die

    whats the bouncer doing anyway shooting up in the club

  • solo130

    i couldnt picture proof silly as s shooting first but damnh sometimes shyt happens r.i.p. to both of the men that died and that was a shock fu ck eminem!he dropped proofed 2 weeks beofre he was killed proof had to pay for his own album which was poor work and his own promotions which was only seen threw commercials 4 or 5 times in a whole year thats fu cked up then they say rest in peace proof from shady records build board that pissed me off fu ck that white boy fuc k the whole interscope label i dont like none of them mutha fu ckas iven was a bytch they let pac alone in jail like a bytch then they pic up a producer who wears thongs like a bytch fu ck em all!

  • Antron

    Great news, a couple less niggers.
    Shoot those fucking niggers!

  • http://jonny dope cunt

    man everyone needs to think before they fucken do shit its stupid especcially when its over a game of pool man R.I.P Proof luv u dawg

  • http://www.nothing.com Hiphop head

    the only ppls in this world that derserve death are the ones that kill, RIP to every one that died, no matter whos fault it was….

  • http://www.ramy.skyblog.com ARABIC boy FROM tunisia

    i love d12 and proof and west coast like all my friends here
    so fuck this murder how kill proof , really i wanna go to us to kill this motherfucking murder
    so ihave a qestion for anybody who learn my comment in the clip video of PROOF GURLS WIT DA BOOM , in the first of the video he sad , fuck you ……..???? what ???? he sad please