Reagan aide Brady's death a homicide: police

File photo taken on March 30, 2011 shows former presidential spokesman James Brady visiting the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DCA gunshot wound three decades old killed former presidential spokesman James Brady, police in the US capital said, ruling the death a homicide. Brady, who died Monday at age 73, was shot in the head in 1981 during a failed assassination attempt against then president Ronald Reagan. After his death, “an autopsy was conducted and revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound and consequences thereof, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide,” said a statement from the Metropolitan Police of Washington on Friday. The police, the United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI are reviewing the case, the statement said, which could theoretically lead to new charges against the shooter, John Hinckley.

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