The Decoy Shot
The very first shot fired in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 PM on November 22, 1963, coined the “Decoy shot” (p. 48) by Newcomb and Adams in Murder From Within, marks the beginning of the covert operation to murder Kennedy and blame it on Oswald. The true origin of the first gunshot heard in Dealey Plaza was adroitly determined by Newcomb and Adams and they deserve full recognition for that discovery. Knowledge of the Decoy shot is unknown to the general public and unrecognized by scholars and authors on the JFK assassination, but it is one of the more important breakthroughs to date, in my opinion, in accurately comprehending the sequence of events that unfolded in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 (despite tremendous effort on the part of the government to conceal and obscure the facts of what really happened).
The Decoy shot was not fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository as the cover story would have you believe, but rather from a revolver fired into the air from the rear seat of the Secret Service car following immediately behind the blue convertible carrying Vice President Lyndon Johnson when it turned the corner of Houston onto Elm street on that fateful day. (The photo below was artificially colorized from an enlarged crop of the James Altgens No. 6 B/W photo to emphasize LBJ’s blue car)