Bond Reduced For Suspect In Bourbon St. Shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has sharply reduced the bond for the only person arrested so far in connection with a June gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine people wounded.
Bond for 21-year-old Trung Le (leh) dropped from $1.5 million to $250,000.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that Le's defense attorney said his client will still be unable to afford the bond.
Le faces manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder charges.
Judge Jerome Winsberg reduced the bond after a four-hour hearing Friday.
Defense lawyer Martin Regan says Le fired in self-defense in the June 29 early morning shooting.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that prosecutor Laura Rodrigue argued that Le sparked the gunfire by drawing first on a still-unidentified second shooter.