Murder charge in fatal shooting outside Chicken Coop

Shaquille Bunting's April 2015 mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who already faced a perjury charge in connection to a fatal Grand Rapids shooting from 2015 is now accused of murder.

Shaquille Bunting, 21, was charged Monday with open murder, weapon possession by a felon and felony firearm in the death of Terence Hollis.

An undated courtesy photo of Terence Hollis.
An undated courtesy photo of Terence Hollis.

Hollis, 32, was shot once in the chest outside the Chicken Coop restaurant in the early hours of March 22, 2015. A friend drove him to the hospital, where he died.

At the time, police said the shooting followed an argument and then fist fight inside the restaurant — located on S. Division Avenue at Hall Street — that spilled into the parking lot.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said Monday that Bunting has been in jail since April 2015 on a perjury charge linked to Hollis’ death and is set to stand trial for that starting Tuesday.

Bunting, who remains in jail without bond, is expected back in court on Feb. 11 for a preliminary examination in the murder case.

Following Hollis’ death — one of a handful of homicides and violent incidents outside the restaurant — the owner of the Chicken Coop agreed to close the restaurant earlier on Saturday nights.

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