James von Brunn

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von Brunn in 2009

James Wenneker von Brunn (July 11, 1920 – January 6, 2010) was an American man who was responsible for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2009. Security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns was killed in the shooting, and von Brunn was wounded by two security guards who returned fire. Von Brunn was a white supremacist.[1] and Holocaust denier[1][2] He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Von Brunn was named the prime suspect in the shooting, and was charged with first-degree murder and firearms violations. While awaiting trial, von Brunn died on January 6, 2010 in Butner, North Carolina from congestive heart failure caused by sepsis, aged 89.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Guard Slain in Museum Shootout ID'd; Gunman Hospitalized". WJLA-TV. 2009-06-10. Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  2. "Gunman, guard shot at Holocaust museum". MSNBC. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  3. "J. W. von Brunn, Accused Museum Gunman, Dies at 89". New York Times. January 7, 2010. p. B19.

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