Former White House press secretary James Brady speaks as his son Scott looks on during a visit to the Brady Briefing Room at the White House March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.Brady was left confined to a wheelchair in the attempted assassination of Former US President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brady was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. of President Ronald Reagan. Brady lived through hours of surgery and further operations over the years, but he never regained normal use of his limbs.
His family said he died Monday from a series of health issues.
District of Columbia police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump says the department was notified of the homicide ruling Friday. It 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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