Retired Judge Jerome Winsberg issued his ruling following a four-hour hearing in which prosecutors and Le’s attorney sparred over the details in surveillance footage taken near the crime scene on the night of June 29.

The bond for Bourbon Street shootingsuspect Trung Le was drastically reduced Friday (Sept. 19) from $1.5 million to $250,000.


Le, who is facing charges of manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder, is accused of exchanging gunfire with another man in the midst of early morning French Quarter revelers. A 21-year-old nursing student was killed and nine others were wounded.

Le’s attorney, Martin Regan, has argued that his client acted in self-defense when he fired at a pistol-wielding man who approached a group of Le’s friends and threatened that he “had a .40 for them” on the night of the shooting.