UPDATE: Mississippi sends man arrested in Bourbon Street shooting back to Louisiana

pochs@sunherald.com Twitter: PatrickOchsJuly 12, 2014 

Trung Tran "Joe" Le, accused in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in June, is headed back to Louisiana after Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves signed the extradition paperwork Saturday morning.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a warrant Thursday to extradite Le.

Le, 20, of Belle Chasse, La., faces a charge of first-degree murder and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder following the June 29 shooting that killed one person -- Brittany Thomas, 21, of Hammond -- and wounded nine others.

"The sooner the warrant can be executed the sooner Louisiana law enforcement can work toward justice in this horrible incident," said Reeves, who signed the rendition warrant on behalf of Gov. Phil Bryant, who was traveling.

Le was arrested July 4 at a home in Gulfport and held without bail at the Harrison County jail. Although Le refused to waive extradition, a governor's warrant overrides an inmate's refusal to be taken to another jurisdiction to face criminal charges.

Harrison County sheriff's Maj. Ron Pullen said New Orleans police picked up Le from the jail earlier Saturday.

New Orleans police are still seeking information on another shooter in the case. They said most of the wounded in the shooting were from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Australia.

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