Judge denies motion to expedite hearing of alleged Bourbon St. shooter

A judge has denied the motion to expedite the preliminary hearing of suspected Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le.

Le's defense attorney, Martin Reagan, was pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing.

The hearing for Le is currently set for Aug. 26. However, Reagan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't face another month in jail before prosecutors show they have probable cause to keep him locked up.

In court Friday, Reagan said Le was only acting in self-defense when shots rang out. He added that Le did not fire the shot that killed Brittany Thomas during the Bourbon St shooting last month

Le, 20, remains in jail without bond charged with one count of first degree murder in connection with the death of Brittany Thomas. He also faces attempted first-degree murder charges, accused of wounding nine others.

Police are still searching for a second suspect in the case.

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