Gun used in killing found in Mississippi lake, police say

Murder weapon

The gun police believe was used to killed basketball star Lorenzen Wright was discovered in a lake in rural Mississippi.

Memphis police told FOX13 a gun was found in a lake in the 2400 block of County Road 302 in Walnut, Miss. Investigators believe this is the weapon used in Wright’s murder.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Wright was a star basketball player at the University of Memphis. He played in the NBA, including a stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Lorenzen Wright was last seen on July 18, 2010.

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In the early morning hours of July 19, Wright called 911 from his cellphone. A Germantown dispatcher heard someone curse, followed by nearly a dozen gunshots.

Nine days later, Lorenzen Wright’s body was found in a southeast Memphis field near Hacks Cross and Winchester.

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When Wright’s body was found, he was still wearing expensive jewelry. Police looked into Wright’s dealings with associates in Atlanta regarding recent auto sales. Authorities even questioned his friends and even his wife, Sherra.

We also learned TBI did the forensics testing, but they cannot report any of the details because they are part of our confidential case files.

Sources told FOX13 the FBI dredged the lake in Walnut, Mississippi in June. The FBI does have a highly trained team with, highly specialized equipment.

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The ATF told FOX13, “If they have the gun, that is usually followed by tracing the firearm and submitting to NIBIN.“ (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, a specialized computer network in the U-S. It contains digital images of recovered pieces of ballistic evidence).