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Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Will Survive: FBI

James von Brunn is "in critical, but stable, condition"

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    James von Brunn is expected to make it to his hearing. Von Brunn has been charged with murdering a security guard at U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

    Washington -- Authorities say that James von Brunn -- the man charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- will likely survive the injuries he suffered when other museum security guards returned fire.

    FBI Supervisory Special Agent Katherine Schweit said in a written statement Saturday that government lawyers told court officials that von Brunn "was in critical, but stable, condition with an expectation of survival." The lawyers made the statement Thursday when von Brunn's case was called for an initial appearance hearing.

    The 88-year-old von Brunn -- who was shot in the face by museum security guards Harry Weeks and Jason McCuiston -- is charged with murder in the Wednesday shooting of 39-year-old security guard Stephen T. Johns.

    The hearing was postponed until von Brunn could be present, and a lawyer was appointed for him.