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Prosecutor cites drug deal gone bad in shooting

10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago January 12, 2016 Jan 12, 2016 Tuesday, January 12 2016 January 12, 2016 11:59 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor hopes to convince jurors that a 2014 gunfight that left a visitor to New Orleans dead and nine other bystanders wounded resulted from "a drug deal gone bad on Bourbon Street."

Assistant New Orleans District Attorney Laura Rodrigue says the only person arrested in the case was the aggressor.

Twenty-two-year-old Trung Le is being tried on charges of manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder.

Le's lawyer says Le fired in self-defense. But in the prosecutor's opening statement to the jury Tuesday, Rodrigue said Le fired first at a man believed to have stolen marijuana from his friends.

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