Arrest connected to fatal Brantford shooting

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Brantford police have charged a man connected to the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Maxner on New Year’s Day.

Officers arrested the man, who is accused of uttering threats, on Thursday, Jan. 4. The threats stem from the shooting of Maxner, a 34-year-old Brantford resident, on Jan. 1 after 5 p.m. Maxner was taken to the Brantford General Hospital (BGH) suffering from a gunshot wound that proved fatal. The shooting took place in a nearby parking lot.

The BGH was locked down as a precaution for about two hours after the shooting.
The man arrested was located in a vehicle travelling on Highway 403.  Brantford Police Service members safely stopped the vehicle and took the man into custody shortly after after 6:30 p.m.
Joel Scalzo, 28, of Brantford, has been charged with uttering threats. Scalzo was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Amber Jackson of the major crime unit at 519-756-7050, ext. 2271, email aljackson@police.brantford.on. ca, call Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or visit to leave an anonymous tip.

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