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Judge refuses to reveal witnesses in Bourbon Street shooting

4 years 10 months 3 days ago Saturday, April 18 2015 Apr 18, 2015 April 18, 2015 10:57 AM April 18, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting spree last year on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has lost his latest request to get identities of witnesses.

Online court records show a judge on Friday refused to order police to turn over documents that included all witness names.

The suspect is 21-year-old Trung Le of Belle Chasse, who was arrested days after the June 29 shooting that left one bystander dead and nine people injured. Le remains jailed on charges of manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder with bond set at $1.5 million.

His lawyer, Martin Regan, says Le fired in self-defense to save himself and others from another still unidentified gunman. He says witnesses may corroborate his client's defense. Police say they are concerned for witnesses' safety.

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