NEW ORLEANS – Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in the shooting last weekend on New Orlean's famed Bourbon Street that left one person dead and nine injured.
The suspect was identified by New Orleans police Friday as Trung T. Le of Belle Chasse, La.
Police Chief Ronal Serpas announced that Le was arrested in Mississippi by members of the city's Violent Offender Warrant Squad and U.S. Marshals. He will be extradited to Louisiana, where he faces one charge of first-degree murder and nine charges of attempted first-degree murder.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu thanked police and other agencies involved in aiding in the investigation.
"We owe it to the families who have been decimated by this horrific event, we owe it to the community," he said. "We will not stop until everybody who was involved in this is brought to justice.
Serpas said that two men who were considered "persons of interest" in the case on Thursday have been ruled out as suspects.
During the incident last Sunday, police believe at least two suspects exchanged gunfire, wounding bystanders in the crowd, before fleeing the scene. Police believe Le fired the first shot. Police are still trying to get information on the other suspect.
Brittany Thomas, 21, of Hammond, La., who was one of those shot Sunday, died of her wounds Wednesday, according to the coroner's office.
Most of those hit in the Sunday morning shooting spree were visitors to the city, including Thomas. Others were from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Australia. One person remained hospitalized Friday in stable condition.
Contributing: The Associated Press