John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955)

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John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American citizen who, on March 30, 1981, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. Hinckley wounded Reagan with a bullet that ricocheted and hit him in the chest. Hinckley also wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and critically wounded Press Secretary James Brady. All of the shooting victims survived, although Brady’s 2014 death was later ruled a homicide 33 years after he was shot.

He was an off-and-on student at Texas Tech University from 1974 to 1980 (9) but eventually dropped out

In 2007, Hinckley requested further freedoms, including two one-week visits with his parents, and a month-long visit. US District Judge Paul L. Friedman denied that request on June 6, 2007.

On July 27, 2016, a federal judge ruled that Hinckley would be allowed to be released from St. Elizabeths on August 5, as he was no longer considered a threat to himself or others. The pivotal conditions of his release are that he has no contact with the Reagan family, the Brady family, or Jodie Foster or Foster’s family or agent. He will live with his 90-year-old mother and be restricted to a 50 mi (80 km) zone around her home in Williamsburg,

Virginia. Hinckley was released from institutional psychiatric care on September 10, 2016, and will live full-time at his mother’s home

Hinckley is portrayed in the Killing Reagan movie which was released in 2016.

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