James Von Brunn is reported to be the shooter at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. It is believed that he is a White Supremist. Fox News is reporting that police have confirmed the identity of the shooter as James Von Brunn. Updates at the end of this post.
Taken from Von Brunn’s website: Von Brunn is a military veteran – either of the Korean War or World War II. He is the webmaster or owner of a racist website, Holy Western Empire. From that website:
This carefully documented treatise exposes the JEWS and explains what you must do to protect your White family. Kill the Best Gentiles! Is a must for every concerned parent and a manual for every student of World History.
My original post: Holocaust Museum shooting
Update: 1:50 pm CST 6-11-09: Washington D.C. Mayor has just held a press conference, saying that the shooter is in critical condition and the wounded guard is in grave condition. The Washington Chief of Police reports that she CANNOT confirm identity of the shooter, and there is no evidence of more than a lone gunman with a rifle.
Update: 1:59 pm CST 6-10-09: Fox News reports that James Von Brunn sent 6-1/2 years in prison for entering the Federal Reserve Building with what he said was a bomb in a satchel (but was not) and an unloaded sawed-off shotgun. Von Brunn said at the time he was upset about interest rates. Von Brunn is said to have served in WWII on PT Boat 159.
Update: 4:55 pm CST 6-10-09: It is being reported that the wounded guard shot inside the National Holocaust Museum has died. He is identified as 39 year old Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns. Mr. Johns had served on the Museum’s staff for six years.
Update: 8:50 am CST 6-11-09: The Washington Times is reporting that former Defense Secretary William Cohen when he saw a car stopped “just outside the driveway. “I noticed an older man, but I didn’t pay that much attention,” he said. Presumably, Cohen saw the shooter at that time. One witness saw a security guard pull a gun, one was walking on the mezzanine and “saw a guy with a silver length of gun walking through” the door.
Police retrieved a notebook from Von Brunn that prompted bomb squads to disburse to “least ten sites,” just after the shooting.
The slain guard, Stephen T. Johns worked for Wakenhut security company, with the last six years’ assignment at the Holocaust Museum.