NEW ORLEANS – A man convicted for his role in a gunfight that killed a bystander and left nine people injured on New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street is set to learn his sentence.
Twenty-two-year-old Trung Le, from nearby Belle Chasse, was convicted of manslaughter Jan. 15 in the death of Brittany Thomas of Hammond. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter for firing at the other gunman — who has never been captured or identified. Sentencing is scheduled for Friday.
The gunfight broke out early on June 29, 2014, as tourists walked the street of nightspots in the historic French Quarter.
Prosecutors say Le was the aggressor, firing at someone believed to have earlier stolen marijuana from Le’s friends. The defense maintained that Le fired in self-defense.