Man Named “Lovelychild” Charged In Tukwila Shooting

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Shooting SceneTUKWILA – Earlier this month we reported about the April 13 shooting death at a Dr. Dre book signing after-party in Tukwila, and today charges of second-degree murder and assault were filed by King County prosecutors.

Lovelychild “Fredde Mac” James Manuel (yes, that’s his real name) is in jail on $1 million bail.

Manuel is scheduled to be arraigned on May 8 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Devon Guidry was shot and killed and Paul Dervin was wounded by gunfire outside Gordon’s on the Green restaurant at Foster Golf Links, where a party had been held for the authors of the Dr. Dre biography

Witnesses told police that Manuel shot Guidry in the back of the head after an argument. He then fled in an SUV driven from the scene by another man.

Following the shooting, police received several anonymous tips that Manuel had been involved in the shooting and was planning to leave the state.

Officers arrested Manuel following a traffic stop in SeaTac. According to police, Manuel admitted to being at the restaurant during a party for two authors of a book about rapper Dr. Dre but denied any involvement in the shootings.

On Monday, King County prosecutors charged Manuel with second-degree murder and second-degree assault, both with firearm enhancements. He is being held in the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned May 8.

If convicted as charged, Manuel, who has two previous felony convictions, faces 23 to 32 years in prison.


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