The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known businessman Michael Thomas Fisher as part of a larger conspiracy intended to bring down the government of the US. Fisher plotted with Andrew Richards and Jack Giles to kill Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden as well. By simultaneously striking down the top three in the line of succession, Fisher and is co-conspirators hoped to throw the government into disarray,
Obama was shot while making a speech at the 2011 9/11 Memorial Service in New York. He died thirty-two minutes later at New York State Hospital die to gunshot wounds. The rest of the plot failed. Richards and Giles, the would-be assassins, lost their nerves and fled the country. Their whereabouts is currently unknown, but are thought to be in hiding on the South American Continent.