Gunman Theory Law and Legal Definition

Gunman theory refers to Lone Gunman theory put forward by the Warren Commission as explanation to the John F. Kennedy assassination. According to this theory, the assassination involved a single gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was emotionally disturbed. The Commission arrived conclusion on the basis of witness testimony and analysis of the forensic evidence.

The report of the Commission is to the effect that Lone Gunman fired three bullets:

a. one of his shots missed;

b. another hit President Kennedy's neck, passing through him and into the body of Governor John Connally; and

c. the third bullet penetrated his skull, causing a fatal head wound.