Holocaust Museum Shooter Is White Supremacist; Guard Killed
His rambling site has racist, anti-Semitic rants
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 2:48 PM CDT
An armored vehicle is seen outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the museum on Wednesday, gravely wounding...   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – White supremacist James Von Brunn is the injured suspect in today’s shooting of a National Holocaust Museum security guard, police tell the Washington Post. The guard has since died of his injuries at a local hospital, sources tell WJLA-TV. On his anti-Semitic website, von Brunn, 88, claims he served in World War II and that he was later convicted of an unstated crime by “a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison by a Jew judge.”

Authorities say von Brunn entered the museum alone with a rifle and immediately opened fire. In addition to the guard who was killed, another was wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Von Brunn himself is in critical condition. Authorities found a notebook among his possessions with more than 100 targets, including the museum.