D-12 member Proof
was shot and killed in Detroit, Michigan this morning (April 11) at an after
hours club on Eight Mile Road.
Proof, born Deshaun
Hotlon, was murdered at the Triple C club around 4:30 am and another man was
seriously wounded, both with gunshots to the head.
give out names, or any specifics because of the investigation," Sgt. Omar
Feliciano told AllHipHop.com. "We are following our leads. But, one male
[Proof], 32, was taken to Holy Cross hospital with a gun shot to the head. Another
male, 35, was taken to Sain private transporation and he is in critical condition."
also confirmed Bizarre was not involved in the incident.
to earlier rumors and reports, D-12 member Bizarre was not involved in the incident
in Detroit last night," Interscope said. "He was at home in Atlanta,
stated that Bizarre had been shot or that police were seeking to question him,
after an altercation took place in the club.
One witness was
being questioned by the police, who are still seeking suspects.
Proof was signed
to superstar rapper Eminem’s Shady Records as a member of the platinum selling
The group, which
features members Eminem, Kon Artis, Proof, Swift , Bizarre and Kuniva, released
their debut album Devil’s Night in 2001. The group followed with D12
World in 2004, which produced the hit single "My Band."
with a solo album titled Searching for Jerry Garcia in 2005, released
on his own label, Iron Fist Recordings.
Proof was an influential
figure on the Detroit rap scene, hosting legendary battles at the Hip Hop Shop.
In the movie 8
Mile, Mekhi Phifer was chosen to embody Proof as the character "Future,"
while Proof starred in the movie as "Lil Tic."