Officials said Bunkley and his girlfriend gave a ride to 17-year-old Cory Alan James that same day, KTRK-TV reported.
According to authorities, during the ride, James allegedly demanded money from Bunkley and his girlfriend and reportedly took things from them. He then, police said, shot the victim.
James also allegedly kidnapped the girlfriend, KTRK-TV reported.
Brandi Telfor, Bunkley’s mother, told KPRC that the accused shooter "told the girlfriend that he would kill her if she didn’t take him where he needed to go.”
The family doesn’t believe she had anything to do with the deadly shooting, but Telfor did say she thinks “it’s a setup.”
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He was booked into the Harris County Jail and was being held on a $225,000 bond.
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