Two Black men arrested in a Fayetteville, Georgia standoff have been identified as leaders of an alleged cult known as the Black Hammer Party.
The Black Hammer Party openly acknowledges an alliance with the Proud Boys.
The Black Hammer Party (BHP) is a controversial group that welcomes the label extremist, which was formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2019.
According to a BHP member, their commander in chief, Ghazi Kotzo, and their chief of agitation and propaganda, Colonel Kino, was arrested Tuesday (July 20) in connection with a standoff at a Fayetteville, Georgia home.
Police received a 911 call from the property from someone saying they were being held, hostage.
When the police arrived, they discovered an 18-year-old male body with a gunshot wound to his head.
They believe the 18-year-old shot himself.
Augustus Romaine and Xavier Russian are facing numerous charges in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and criminal street gang activity.
Augustus Romaine is the leader of the BHP, who members refer to as Ghazi Kotzo, and Xavier Russian is Colonel Kino.
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Anyone with information that may help with the standoff investigation has been asked to call the Fayetteville, Georgia Police Department.