1982 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Ron Edmonds

The Associated Press

30 March, 1981

A secret service agent has his automatic weapon drawn while agents and police subdue alleged gunman John Warnock Hinckley Jr. after he shot at President Ronald Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, policeman Thomas K. Delahanthy and secret service agent Timothy J. McCarthy outside a hotel. The policeman lies wounded, while a White House staff member kneels over James Brady. In the attempted assassination, six shots were fired at the president, who was hit in the chest.

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Ron Edmonds

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