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Bourbon Street shooting suspect asks appeals court for quicker hearing, subpoena power


NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals court has been asked to move up a preliminary hearing for Trung Le, the only suspect arrested so far in connection with a Bourbon Street gunfight that left a bystander dead.

A judge in New Orleans last week refused to move the 20-year-old Le's hearing up from Aug. 26. He also denied defense lawyer Martin Regan's motion to subpoena videos from French Quarter businesses.

After first insisting Le was not one of the shooters whose bullets hit 10 people on June 29, Regan later said there is evidence that Le fired in self-defense after another man pulled and aimed a handgun.

Regan said there is evidence the fatal bullet wasn't fired by Le.

Le is being held without bond, booked with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

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