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Detroit police said a 28-year-old man suspected of shooting a rapper at an after-hours club turned himself in Wednesday afternoon.
Citing witness accounts, police sources said the man — whose name was not immediately released — was both a bouncer at the club and a relative of Keith Bender, another man shot at the C.C.C. nightclub early Tuesday morning.
Deshaun Holton, a rapper who went by the name of Proof and was a close friend of Eminem’s, was fatally shot in the incident. Bender is in critical condition at a Detroit hospital.
According to police, Proof was shot and killed after he pistol-whipped and shot Bender following a fight about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Proof was shot up to four times in the head and the chest by another man, police said.
Police were interviewing the suspect late Wednesday afternoon.
Proof had a history of run-ins with police â€” including an arrest in 2004 for assault by Dearborn police. He was acquitted in 2003 on a Detroit charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Meanwhile, a manager at the C.C.C. club who was there at the time of the incident said the atmosphere was friendly before the fight.
“The incident that occurred happened rapidly and was totally unforeseen,â€ said Lamont Bryant, 38, who has been working at the club for two years.
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