Thomas Hagan Freed in New York City

Thomas Hagan murdered Malcolm X with shotgun back in 1965. Today, Tuesday, Thomas Hagan has been released on parole from the Lincoln Correctional Facility.

According to a report, Thomas Hagan turned 69 this month.

Hagan – known then as Talmadge Hayer – was arrested within minutes of the brutal slaying as Malcolm addressed about 400 followers in the ballroom at 166th St. and Broadway.

The religious leader’s pregnant wife and daughters looked on as Malcolm was gunned down. Hagan was then shot and beaten by outraged members of the audience while trying to flee.

He has been in custody ever since.

Hagan, a one-time militant member of the Nation of Islam, admitted his role in the killing during his 1966 trial.