Guards who shot an elderly hatemonger at the Holocaust Museum may have prevented him from checking off more targets on his chilling to-do list, based on what investigators found in his double-parked Hyundai.
When officials searched James W. von Brunn's vehicle hours after the deadly shootout inside the museum, they found numerous documents that contained names and addresses, as well as more ammunition for his .22-caliber rifle, perhaps signaling that his terror was just beginning.
FBI agents paid a visit to the Weekly Standard on Thursday to inform the conservative magazine its address was found on a piece of paper associated with von Brunn, according to Politico. The magazine's office is about a mile north of the Holocaust Museum.
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NBC News said just hours after the shooting that the National Cathedral was on the list, as well.
Von Brunn also had the address of a Member’s Congressional office, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terry Gainer told Roll Call. Gainer added that, contrary to media reports, von Brunn did not have a list of Congressional members' names.
"If there is a name or address that we recovered from that vehicle, those names and addresses have been contacted," said Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. "We have exhausted all leads from them."
Officials said they also found a notebook that had handwritten notations stating the following: "You want my weapons -- this is how you’ll get them. The Holocaust is a lie. Obama was created by Jews." The notations continued with more hate messages.
Police searched von Brunn's Annapolis, Md., home for more clues about the attack. He rented a room in an apartment he shared with his son and his son's fiancee, according to court documents. They found .22-caliber ammunition and a 30/30 rifle, as well as manuscripts, ledgers and journals. His extensive amount of digital data could yield key information, officials said.
While investigators continue to piece together the shooter's possible plan of attack, officials will continue to put together their case in an effort to attach hate crime charges to the one count that has already been entered -- first-degree murder.
The American Jewish Committee has set up a memorial fund for Johns' family, WTOP reported. Checks can be mailed to:
American Jewish Committee
C/O Melanie Maron
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20005
The American Jewish Committee also is working on a contributions link on its website.