- The patrolman was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald 45 minutes after he shot JFK
- Informant H. Theodore Lee claimed Tippit carried out the assassination
- It was claimed the officer met with Oswald a week before JFK’s killing
- Oswald shot J.D Tippit through the head at point blank range
An informant identified Dallas police officer J.D Tippit as the actually killer of John F. Kennedy, the newly released assassination file documents reveal.
Patrolman Tippit was shot by Oswald 45 minutes after he assassinated Kennedy on November 22 1963.
According to a note sent to the FBI, informant H. Theodore Lee FBI claimed ‘the president was actually assassinated by Dallas police officer TIPPIT’.
The note also says a week before the assassination Tippit, allegedly head of the right-wing John Birch Society in Dallas, and a third party who was possibly Oswald, met in Jack Ruby’s nightclub.
The informant claimed that Dallas police officer J.D Tippit was in fact the killer of President John F. Kennedy
The note sent to the FBI reveals that a informant H. Theodore Lee made the allegation against the police officer
The officer was in his patrol car when he stopped Oswald walking down Patton Avenue. He talked to him through the window and got out.
Seconds later, Oswald shot him three times from a .38 caliber revolver and fired once more into the officer’s right temple as he lay on the Dallas sidewalk.
Tippit was dead before any help could arrive.
Oswald was later arrested after he was acting suspiciously and ducked into the Texas Theatre without buying a ticket as police sirens approached.