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.

AP
5/9/12