The Latest: Prosecutor cites drug deal gone bad in shooting

The Latest on the trial of a man accused in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

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 (LEE) 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.


3:10 a.m.

A jury is set to hear opening arguments in the case of Trung Le (Lee), the only suspect arrested after a gunfight in 2014 that left a bystander dead on Bourbon Street, the popular strip of nightspots in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Defense lawyers are expected to tell jurors Tuesday that the 22-year-old fired in self-defense when the shooting broke out. He's charged with manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Le is one of two people involved in a gunfight at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014. A second, unidentified gunman has never been caught.

A 21-year-old woman from Hammond, Louisiana, was killed. Among the wounded were visitors from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Australia.