DA: Bourbon Street shooting suspect extradited back to New Orleans

DA: Bourbon Street shooting suspect extradited back to New Orleans

DA: Bourbon Street shooting suspect extradited back to New Orleans

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Posted on July 12, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 12 at 4:14 PM

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New Orleans -- Bourbon Street shooting suspect Trung Le has been extradited back to New Orleans, according to Chris Bowman with the Orleans Parish DA's office. He is currently in Orleans Parish Jail as of Saturday around 10 a.m.
 
This came after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a governor’s warrant Friday, and started the extradition process for Bourbon Street shooting suspect, 20-year-old Trung Le.
 
Le was in the custody of the Harrison County Sheriff's Office in Gulfport, Miss.
 
Police have said Le is believed to have fired the first shot in the gunfight that left one person dead and nine injured. He was arrested last week in Gulfport, Miss. and has been fighting extradition, refusing to sign the necessary papers.
 
Le was booked with one count of first-degree murder and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. Le is an Asian male from Belle Chasse, Louisiana. His birth date is August 10, 1993.
 
The search for the second suspect continues in this case.
 
New Orleans police are scanning about 40 hours of video from a variety of sources after the shootout on Bourbon Street. Security footage shows two victims falling to the ground, struck by what appears to be stray bullets, altogether 10 people were shot.
 
Crimestoppers is now offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of a second shooting suspect. 
 
Officials hope the reward increase will encourage those with information to come forward.
 
In the interim, 50 state police officers have been added to the NOPD force to help beef up security in heavy tourist areas.
 
If you can help police, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. 
 

 

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