Bourbon Street shooting suspect Trung T. Le won’t be leaving Orleans Parish Prison anytime soon.
Magistrate Commissioner Albert Thibodeaux has set bail at $500,000 for each of the nine counts of attempted first-degree murder Le faces, totaling $4.5 million. He denied Le bail for the first-degree murder charge on which he was booked in connection with the death of 21-year-old Brittany Thomas.
A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 26 in Magistrate Court.
Le was booked into OPP on Saturday afternoon following his extradition from the Harrison County jail near Gulfport, Mississippi.
He was arrested there July 4 after fleeing to a private home in the area.
The 20-year-old Belle Chasse man, the lone named suspect in the case, briefly delayed his return to the city by refusing a voluntary trip back across the state line.
Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a so-called governor’s warrant asking Mississippi to allow Louisiana officials to bring him back, and Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves signed the paperwork late last week, allowing representatives of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office to pick up Le from the Gulfport jail and bring him back to New Orleans.
While police have said they believe Le fired the first shots in the exchange that killed Thomas and wounded nine others in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the early morning of June 29, they have given few details about their investigation.
A second suspected gunman has not been identified.
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