The Detroit nightclub where rapper PROOF was shot dead last month (APR06) has been closed for a year under Michigan law for nuisance violation. The CCC club on Eight Mile Road has also been fined by local authorities for illegally operating after hours. The settlement and fines will be announced in court today (11MAY06), according to the New York Daily News. Proof - real name DESHAUN HOLTON - allegedly shot US Army veteran KEITH BENDER during an argument at the CCC on 11 April, before he was reportedly shot by Bender's cousin MARIO ETHERIDGE. Bender was hospitalised in a critical condition and died a week later (18APR06).