Family of Man Shot by Proof Sues His Estate

Proof.jpgThe family of Keith Bender, the man shot by D12’s Proof moments before the rapper was fatally wounded, has filed a second lawsuit against the D12 member’s estate, according to the Detroit Free Press. According to authorities, Proof and Bender got into an altercation at the CCC club on Detroit’s 8 Mile Road on April 11, which quickly escalated when Proof drew a gun and pistol-whipped Bender before shooting him in the face. Mario Etheridge, Bender’s cousin and a bouncer at the club, then fired at Proof several times, killing him. Prosecutors later charged Etheridge with carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm in a building, but not for the actual shooting of Proof, saying he acted in lawful defense of Bender. The new lawsuit, filed on Tuesday (August 22) in Wayne County Circuit Court does not specify an amount. A similar lawsuit filed by Bender’s mother and widow in May was dismissed.

  • Genesis

    1st

  • Genesis

    and second he probably didnt have that much cake anyway, D12s last album went double glass

  • http://www.myspace.com/hurricanerap DJ Hurricane

    1st

    Thas some bullshit. Proof got murdered, they know who did it, but it’s just self-defense for the other guy. Really, they don’t know what happened for the reason tha proof drew his gun. Niggas

  • jordan-philly

    niggas always tryna get something for free…first!

  • jordan-philly

    2nd!

  • Alex Brown(G.B. Bahamas)

    proof could have avoided the entire situation by backing down.

    Bob Marley said, He who fights and run away lives to fight another day.

  • Hollywood_Nigga

    i get the fightin part but the runnin away sounds like sum punk shit

  • drew frost

    thats some real bullshit ,they should let em smack the dog shit out of dukes

  • martine

    I think that when gun are in the mix situations like this will happen theres know reason to sue. A man lost his life and although the other partie got hurt that is the way of the street when shit like that goes downs.

  • http://www.fuckyou.com Ron Ruim

    WHO THE FUCKS CARES? CAN THIS FUCKING SPAM, ASSHOLES

  • pop a poppa

    GENESIS what you talkin’ bout?
    that D12 album did well. went platinum.

    that whole situation that happened iz
    just fucked up.

  • Makavelli

    AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY. IF PROOF WAS JUST THE AVERAGE NIGGA, THEY KNOW THEY WOULD JUST BE SHIT OUT OF LUCK. THEY SHOULD BE GLAD DUDE IS STILL ALIVE BEING THAT PROOF WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GOON SQUAD. THINGS COULD BE MUCH WORRIER THAN IT IS. BOTH SIDES HAVE ALREADY LOST, NOW IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY, SAD.

  • THE MAN

    everbody wants sumtin for fuckin free. leave proofs family alone muthafuckas

  • FIELDZ

    man…these people are relentless…they smell money and it go time…they probably dont even really care they’re dude is dead…they just see dollar signs!
    plus, from what ive heard and read..the whole incident in questionable whether it even went down like that…the only testimony they had was one sided and full of holes

  • Whoa

    FUCK THEM NIGGAZ MAN THAT NIGGA SHOULD HAVE DIED U WORTHlESS PIG FUCK UR FAMILY

  • tom

    D12 World went 2x plat. and Devil’s Night went Plat. not to mention Em is his bestfriend, Dude was livin quite comfortable!!!

  • Nuisance

    I HOPE MARIO ETHERIDGE DIES TODAY
    I’M GLAD KEITH BENDER IS DEAD, SERVES HIM RIGHT. ROT IN PIECES KEITH BENDER
    AND I’LL SEE YOU BOTH IN HELL!!!!!!!

  • jon jon–23

    Wonder what they were fighting over? Must have been something very meaningful (I hope).

  • hip hop fan fo sho

    fuckin leach ass bitches tryin to get paid…..fuck them fags

  • I GOTTI GRAPES

    RIP MAC DRE!!…proof was coo…hope them detroit niggaz can handle it like tha bay did i.e mac minister…but i fucs wit the D tho they bout they doe too

  • I GOTTI GRAPES

    RIP MAC DRE!!…proof was coo…hope them detroit niggaz can handle it like tha bay did i.e mac minister…but i fucs wit the D tho they bout they doe too

  • jon jon–23

    Yeah. The altercation probably was over some meaningful shit….Like who had the best sneakers or something.

  • Lennox

    GENESIS you fuckburger get your ish right:

    D12 World,
    2mill US
    6mill worldwide

    Check the wiki with your Phil Collins loving ass ( no genesis )

  • anti rap/ REAL HIPHOP

    Hollywood_Nigga Says:

    August 23rd, 2006 at 12:12 pm
    i get the fightin part but the runnin away sounds like sum punk shit

    but stretched out in that pine box is so manly right?

  • http://www.yahoo.com deuce from da 654

    mario and keith can both go to hell..i mean damn what more does the family really want proof is gone he aint comin’ back…..they’s stupid …fuck yall…RIP proof

  • san diego

    ya genesis you fuckin moron! they actually sold 2.5 million but big ups to the peeps who know whats up!

  • RAMMY

    ya no kiddin D-12 is the shit.

  • solo130

    for the ni gga that said that shyt im not a fan of d-12 but theyre last album went 3times platnium u dumb fu ck study the sells not wat u think for your personal beliefs.