James Brady’s Death Ruled Homicide, From 1981 Gunshot

This Jan. 6, 1981 file photo shows James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73. Walt Zebowski / AP file

Authorities in Washington, D.C., ruled that the former press secretary's death this week was caused by John Hinckley Jr.'s bullet 33 years ago.

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