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Jul 4, 2014 5:10 PM

Suspect identified in Bourbon Street shooting

New Orleans Police say they've identified 20-year-old Trung T. Le (also known as "Joe") as a suspect in the shooting that killed Brittany Thomas and injured nine others on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.

During the incident, police believe at least two suspects exchanged gunfire, wounding bystanders in the crowd, before fleeing the scene. Police believe Trung T. Le fired the first shot.

Trung Le is described as an Asian male from Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said, "Now that Trung T. Le is publicly known to be wanted for this vicious crime, let me be perfectly clear. Any individual who harbors, conceals, or gives Trung T. Le assistance will be charged with being an Accessory After the Fact and potentially Obstruction of Justice. We know who Trung T. Le's associates are. This is not a hollow statement. We have routinely charged individuals who give aid or assistance to fugitives and we will continue to do so."

Early Friday morning, NOPD Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman obtained an arrest warrant for Trung T. Le for one count of First Degree Murder in the death of Brittany Thomas, and nine counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. NOPD Homicide Detectives, Warrant Unit, members of the US Marshall's Task Force and Deputies of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office West Bank Violent Crime Task Force have assisted the NOPD in searching for Trung Le.

Detectives are requesting for the public's assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the incident to be sent to

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Trung t. Le can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at



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