From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #2022-10290026
On 10/29/2022, at about 8:18 a.m., the Juneau Police Department received a report of a deceased male outside a business in the 5400 block of Bent Court. JPD and CCFR responded and confirmed the death a 34-year-old male Juneau resident.
JPD worked with surrounding businesses to gather evidence and determine the cause of death, which was due to a gunshot. A firearm was located at the scene. JPD was able to confirm the time of death, which occurred today, at about 5:59 a.m.
At this time, the death is not considered suspicious and there are no public safety concerns.
Next of kin has been notified. The deceased is identified as 34-year-old John Lee Loper.
During the investigation, the area of Ralph Way and Bent Court was closed for about three hours.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.