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Originally published Monday, January 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

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$1M bail in West Seattle slaying

A 67-year-old felon was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday in connection with a shooting late Saturday outside a West Seattle bar that turned fatal when the 36-year-old victim later died of his injuries.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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A 67-year-old felon was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday in connection with a shooting late Saturday outside a West Seattle bar that turned fatal when the 36-year-old victim later died of his injuries.

The motive for the shooting is unclear.

Lovett James Chambers was booked into King County Jail early Sunday on investigation of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. The assault charge was upgraded to investigation of homicide after victim Michael Hood died, jail records show.

According to the probable-cause document outlining the police case, Chambers was a regular at the Feedback Lounge at 6314 California Ave. S.W., and Hood was also a patron. Witnesses told police that on Saturday night there was no obvious fight or confrontation between the men, though they reported seeing Chambers "glaring" at Hood, the document says.

When Hood left the bar just before 10 p.m., Chambers followed him outside and approached Hood aggressively, the document says.

According to witnesses, Hood picked up a shovel to defend himself against Chambers, who pulled a handgun and allegedly shot Hood four times in the chest, the document says.

The witnesses saw Chambers leave the scene in a BMW, and they gave officers the license-plate number, the document says. Officers found Chambers at his house, less than 1 ½ miles from the bar, and arrested him, it says. They also found .45-caliber shell casings at the shooting scene.

The officers who went to Chambers' house saw a gun on the table, obtained a warrant and took the gun into evidence, the document says.

Chambers, who has multiple Social Security numbers and aliases — including Cidrick Mann and Cid Chambers — has prior convictions for kidnapping, rape and several armed robberies, the probable-cause document says.

Sara Jean Green: 206-515-5654 or sgreen@seattletimes.com

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