Agent who saved Reagan worried about Hinckley’s release (VIDEO)

One of the men John Hinckley shot outside a Washington hotel in 1981 was secret service agent Tim McCarthy, who is now police chief in Chicago suburban Orland Park, and he’s concerned about Hinckley being released.

“They better be right about this, keeping in mind that he murdered one man, Jim Brady, who died from his injuries,” McCarthy said. “He almost killed the president of the United States and he injured two law enforcement officers.”

McCarthy took a bullet to the chest, protecting President Reagan from the gunfire.

“I never put eyes on him, specifically,” he told CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov. “It was when I turned and gunshots started, I knew exactly where they were coming from. I recall seeing the weapon, but I couldn’t put the weapon with the face.”

[ CBS-Chicago ]

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