New information has emerged about the death of J.J. Harper in Albany, Georgia. The self-identified “Imperial Wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan was also identified as a member of the white supremacist group by local police. Deputy David Grantham of the Dooly County Sheriff’s office confirmed Harper’s involvement with the KKK, saying “Yes, he was. He had a membership drive right on the courthouse steps."
On April 15, police were called to Harper’s home after receiving reports of a domestic dispute. Harper held officers off for about eight officers, standing outside his home and telling them and media that "someone was going to die today."
He later fired several rounds at law enforcement officers on the scene before going back inside his home. It was after officers fired a round at Harper that the sound of a gunshot inside the house was heard. . When officers sent a robot inside to investigate, Harper was found dead. Police are investigating the circumstances of Harper's death.