Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, Holocaust Museum guard, dies
Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns, the security guard who was shot at the Holocaust Memorial Museum this morning has died of his injuries in hospital.
He was 39 years old.
It is believed he was shot by James Wenneker Von Brunn, when he walked in to the museum and opened fire on the guard. Von Brunn is in critical condition.
Authorities say that Von Brunn fired at Stephen Tyrone Johns, hitting him, and it was at that point that two other security guards fired upon Von Brunn, hitting him.
A statement was issued today:
"Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty today," a late-afternoon museum statement said.
The museum will be closed tomorrow in memory to Johns.
The targeted security guard and two others fired back, wounding the gunman. One security guard was also wounded; he was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he died from his injuries, high level D.C. police sources told ABC 7's Jennifer Donelan.
Stephen Tyrone Johns was taken to George Washington University Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.
People that were visiting the museum at the time said that they heard gunshots and people yelling 'hit the floor' and then they were told to evacuate the building.
The shooting occurred at about 12:50pm today.
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