McDonald’s shooting suspect: It was an accident

Shaneka Torres (mugshot courtesy Kent County Correctional Facility -- Feb. 10, 2014)
Shaneka Torres (mugshot courtesy Kent County Correctional Facility -- Feb. 10, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman accused of shooting through a McDonald’s drive-thru window after the restaurant got her order wrong says it was all an accident.

Shaneka Monique Torres, 29, went before a judge Friday morning for her preliminary hearing in Grand Rapids District Court.

Torres’ friend, Nyeia Ray, took the witness stand and told the judge that  on Feb. 9, Torres had gone to the McDonald’s on 28th Street near Madison Avenue hours earlier and had not received the bacon that she had ordered on her burger.

After a night at the club, Ray said that she and Torres returned to the McDonald’s, and again, they received an incorrect order.

Torres then allegedly pulled a handgun out of her purse, Ray said.

Ray said she asked Torres what she was doing, and then the gun went off.

The shot shattered the driver’s-side window of their vehicle and made a hole in the window at the drive-thru. No one was injured.

Torres’ attorney stressed that the gun went off by accident, but the judge still sent Torres’ case to Kent County Circuit Court.

The judge also ordered Torres to stay away from the area around the McDonald’s where the shooting occurred.

Torres is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon, discharge of a firearm in or at a building and felony firearms.

Her next court date has not yet been set.

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