updated 4/29/2008 3:23:59 PM ET 2008-04-29T19:23:59

A man described as a violent gang member has been charged with murder in a shooting that followed a party for the authors of a biography on rap artist and producer Dr. Dre, police said.

Lovelychild James Manuel, 21, was charged Monday with second-degree murder and second-degree assault, authorities said. Arraignment was set for May 8 and prosecutors said they would ask that bail be set at $1 million.

One person was killed and a second wounded by shots fired in the parking of a restaurant in suburban Tukwila on April 13.

The shootings followed a party for Bruce Williams, Dr. Dre's close friend and aide, and Donnell Alexander, who has written for the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles CityBeat, who together wrote "Rollin' with Dre: The Unauthorized Account."

Investigators have said there was no indication the two authors were involved in the shootings.

Manuel had been arrested April 17 on unrelated charges, and the murder charge came after investigators matched his driver's license photograph to an image provided by a woman who took pictures during the party, prosecutors said.

If convicted, Manuel could face a sentence ranging from 23 to 32 years in prison.

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