NOPD names suspect in Bourbon Street shooting

NOPD: Trung T. Le, 20
NOPD: Trung T. Le, 20

The New Orleans Police have identified Trung T. Le, 20, as a suspect in the mass shooting on Bourbon Street that killed a 21-year-old woman and injured nine others on Sunday.

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, also known as Joe, is an Asian male from Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

"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," said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said.

Early Friday morning, a NOPD Homicide Detective 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.

"Our Eighth District and Homicide Detectives have worked around the clock since this shooting incident took place and I am confident we will bring all of the perpetrators in this case to justice," said Serpas. "I am thankful to local, state and regional law enforcement agencies that have assisted the NOPD and to the community for the numerous Crime Stoppers tips we have received."

Ten people were shot around 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street on Sunday. One of the ten victims was pronounced dead on Wednesday. Brittany Thomas, 21, died around 2:45 p.m. Thomas was from Hammond, Louisiana.

As of Thursday evening, only one victim remained hospitalized. Seven victims have been treated and released, while one refused any treatment.

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. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).

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