Death Of Reagan Aide Ruled A Homicide

The death earlier this week of former White House Secretary Jim Brady, who was shot in the head more than 30 years ago during an assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, was ruled a homicide Friday.

James Brady (File)

WASHINGTON (August 8, 2014) The death Monday of former White House Secretary Jim Brady, who was shot and severely wounded more than 30 years ago during an assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, was ruled a homicide Friday.

Brady was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.

He lived through hours of surgery and further operations over the years, but he never regained normal use of his limbs.

His died Monday from a series of health issues, his family said.

He was 73.

District of Columbia police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said the department was notified of the homicide ruling Friday.

The ruling was made by a medical examiner in northern Virginia, where Brady died.

Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of all charges against him

Brady undertook a personal crusade for gun control after suffering the devastating bullet wound.


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