In 1981 John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, a secret service agent, and a police officer were injured. Brady’s death in 2014 was ruled a homicide due to complications from Hinckley’s shot.
A year later a jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity. After trial, he was committed to a psychiatric hospital until 2016. Since then, he was mandated to live with his mother.
Hinckley, now 66, was cleared by a federal judge to be released from court-ordered restrictions this summer. In 2021, the Reagan Presidential Foundation And Institute issued a press release opposing his full release.
He’s trying his hand at music and has posted several videos on YouTube.
According media reports, including this one at Newsweek, Hinckley is preparing to perform at a sold out Brooklyn, NY show this summer.