Mississippi sheriff says white man shot 2 weeks after he reported cross burning in his yard

  • by: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 6:15 PM

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.

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