Decades after being shot in the head outside of a Washington DC hotel, James Brady's death is now being investigated as a homicide, The Washington Post is reporting.

According to the Virginia Medical Examiner Brady died from the injuries he suffered during the assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan in March 1981.

Brady, who at the time was Reagan's press secretary, survived the shooting.

He died Monday at an Alexandria retirement community. The shooting left Brady paralyzed and permanently disabled.