After many occurrences of violence at the club, Foxx Trap was added to the list of businesses closed by the Birmingham City Council on May 6, 2014 by an 8-1 vote.
Just four days later, having reopened under a judge's temporary restraining order, a fatal shooting took place at the nightclub. One security guard fired a gun at another guard, and was shot and killed himself by a third guard, an off-duty Birmingham Police officer. The Council shuttered the club on May 16.
- Bryant, Joseph D. (May 6, 2014) "Trap shut: Birmingham City Council closes brothel described as 'den of ill repute' and strip club."
- Bryant, Joseph D. (May 10, 2014) "Birmingham police officer involved in fatal morning shooting at Foxx Trap strip club." The Birmingham News
- Stein, Kelsey (September 29, 2015) "Permits rejected for new topless club in location of shuttered Foxx Trap, site of 2014 shooting." The Birmingham News