Proof’s Suspected Killer Hit with Gun Charges

Proof4.jpgMario Etheridge, the 28-year-old bouncer who police believe shot and killed Detroit MC Proof, was charged with two gun possession felonies on Friday (April 14). Police have confirmed that early last Tuesday, Proof pistol-whipped and then fired first at an unarmed 35-year-old man named Keith Bender, shooting him in the head and leaving him in critical condition. Etheridge, who is Bender’s cousin, is suspected of then shooting Proof three times. He has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm inside an occupied building, which carry maximum prison sentences of five and four years, respectively. Etheridge’s lawyer believes that the charges are merely a way to “keep a tail” on his client, telling the Detroit Free Press, “If he discharged the weapon wrongfully and killed someone, charge him with a homicide or an assault. If he didn’t discharge it wrongfully, don’t charge him.” A spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has said that the investigation into Proof’s homicide is still not closed.

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

    DAT WAZ VERY STUPID OF PROOF…WAT THE FUCK MAN…Y DID HE HAV2 SHOOT DAT NIGGA? DAMN PROOF…GGGGG-UNOT!

  • http://google mac 5

    ok. let’s be real this man killed proof. but he has not been charged with that killing , i find this to be crazy and outa control. See that’s why people from the st’s handle their own law and order. and now you can see why kno one cares wen it’s a young black man.who has been giving back to his people.I hope that someone has the hart. To be real and see this that young man gets his

  • Bogdan Sh Vuckovic

    wait a minute what about some connection with shooting Obie Trice and this. It looks someone wants to send Eminem a message?? Some beef is involved maybe?? Who could be, Ja rule, ‘zino??? We haven’t heard them recently..

  • Summer

    Okay nowlets not jump to conclusions! Zino, Ja rule none of them had nothing to do with this. I hate when people try to bring stuff up about rappers beefing with other rappers. Proof was just a dude from the streets ya know.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Dipesh

    it nuffin 2 do with ja rule or non of dem boyz this is street, dis is nuffin 2 do wid eminem wots wrong wid u.

  • Nelly

    DAT GUY SHOULD BE IN THERE MORE TIME THAN 5 YEARS! HE DESERVES TILL DA DAY HE DIES

  • somas

    look, there aint gon be no discussions over justice. the motherfucker hu killed proof needs to be in his fuckin grave, now thats justice. HAIL PROOF

  • http://www.wes4sale.co.uk wes 4 sale

    reply 2 bogdan sh.is it a coincidence that ja rule as just come out with a new track.and irv.gotti now with def jam.as 4 proof an tha whole shady fam got mad love 4 yall.

  • me

    Dont act like proof is innocent… he shot an unarmed man in the face, and then he got shot him self. A case of: what goes around comes around…

    rip anyway, but stop blaming that man for shooting proof, and start asking why did proof shoot that other man!

  • http://fuck50.com thegifft of god

    ja killed them ass,zino wipe them ass,the inc burry them ass,joe jada nas kelly r shyne etc mourn them dead ass,y,all heard,its the inc nigga,from nigeria.

  • http://fuck50.com thegifft of god

    fuck dre fuck em fuck the gunot,fuck them snitches

  • http://. Spurney

    fuck dre and em what the fucks wrong wit you nigga but yeah i will say FUCK G-UNOT!

  • Dakota

    if i find dat fuckas address he better kill himself caus ill be comin 4 him

  • westcoast nigga

    naw nigga fuck you not dre punk ass bitch! no further comment.

  • http://yahoo.fr magnum proof

    proof was a big man now evrybody’s missing him but you now everybody got eminem