Trung Le, the 21-year-old Belle Chasse man accused of being one of two gunmen in a shoot-out on Bourbon Street that killed one person and injured nine others, was indicted Thursday on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
Le’s bail was set at $1.5 million. He allegedly opened fire about 4 a.m. June 29 in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. Videos filmed from nearby security cameras captured a dramatic exchange of gunfire between two men that sent revelers diving into nearby bars for cover.
Police have yet to arrest or name a second suspect in the shooting.
Brittany Thomas, a 21-year-old Hammond nursing student, died days after the shooting.
U.S. marshals and New Orleans police arrested Le on July 4 near Gulfport, Mississippi, where he apparently fled after the shooting. He later was extradited from Mississippi.
Though he had no previous criminal history in Orleans Parish, Le pleaded guilty in 2013 to marijuana charges that stemmed from a traffic stop in Terrytown in November 2011.
Le’s attorney, Martin Regan, has argued that his client was defending himself during the shooting. In an interview earlier this month, he said an intoxicated man started the altercation by pointing a gun at Le and his friends.
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