John Hinckley, Jr. and the attempted assassination of President Reagan

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    Would-be assassin

    John Hinckley, Jr. arriving at a DC court in 2003.
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    Shots ring out

    Washington policeman Thomas Delahanty (front) and presidential Press Secretary James Brady (back) lie wounded as police and Secret Service agents wrestle John Hinckley, Jr. to the ground.
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    Reagan reacts

    The attempted assassination left President Ronald Reagan and three others injured.
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    Hollywood connection

    Doctors said Hinckley wanted to impress actress Jodie Foster, seen here in Cannes in 1976.
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    Moments of panic

    Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy (front), Washington policeman Thomas Delahanty (center) and presidential Press Secretary James Brady (back), lie wounded as police and Secret Service agents wrestle John Hinckley, Jr. to the ground.
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    The weapon

    The Rohm RG-14 22-caliber pistol used by John Hinckley, Jr.
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    Gunman sentenced

    Undated photo of John Hinckley, Jr.
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    Hinckley's parents

    Accompanied by attorney Barry Levine (L), Jack and Jo Ann Hinckley arrive at U.S. District Court in Washington in 2003.
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