Bennie Thompson wants federal probe of alleged murder-for-hire shooting in Miss. lawyer’s office

A congressman has asked federal authorities to investigate a shootout involving investigators from the Mississippi attorney general’s office and two men allegedly hired to kill a divorce lawyer.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said on Tuesday he asked the FBI, the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate the April 28 shooting in Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham’s office.