Alleged Gunman Arrested in New Orleans Mass Shooting

New Orleans police have arrested one of the suspects wanted in Sunday's wild shootout in the French Quarter that left one dead and nine others injured. Trung T. Le, also known as “Joe,” fired the first shot, trading gunfire with at least one other shooter, police said.

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Le, 20, of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, was apprehended by New Orleans Police and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi, New Orleans police spokesman Hilal B. Williams said. Earlier Friday, Police obtained an arrest warrant for Le on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Brittany Thomas and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Thomas was shot in the head amid the bloodshed on bustling Bourbon Street. Police were investigating another “person of interest” on Thursday, but haven’t charged him in the case.

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Trung T. Le is alleged to have fired the first shot in a gun battle that left an innocent bystander dead and nine others hurt in New Orleans' French Quarter. New Orleans Police Department


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