James von Brunn charged with murder in Holocaust Museum shooting
James Wenneker Von Brunn, the man who walked in to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC yesterday and shot Stephen Tyrone Johns who later died of his injuries in hospital, will be charged with murder.
James Von Brunn is currently in hospital in critical condition and the Holocaust Museum remains closed.
Mayor Fenty said the capital was still an "open and safe" place for tourists.
Speaking at a news conference outside the museum, he said the quick response by police to apprehend von Brunn "literally saved the lives of countless people," the AP news agency reported.
It has now come out that Stephen Tyrone Johns was holding the door open for Von Brunn when he was shot.
Flags at the museum are flying at half-mast and bouquets of flowers have been left outside for Mr. Johns.
The shooting is being investigated as a possible hate crime.