Police ID suspect in road rage shooting near Brantford

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A man with connections to Brantford has been identified as a suspect in a road rage shooting on Highway 403.

Investigators say 22-year-old Payton Kellam Brush is wanted for the offence of discharging a firearm on Wednesday, Feb. 13. He is described as six feet tall and weighing more than 230 pounds.

Brush has ties to Brantford and Hamilton. The firearm used is still outstanding and the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information as to the suspect’s whereabouts, police are asking that you do not approach and call 911 immediately.

On Feb. 13 at approximately 5:45 a.m., an adult male was driving eastbound on Highway 403, just east of Brantford, when he first noticed a vehicle driving aggressively. The vehicle began tailgating the victim’s vehicle and eventually passed it before it slowed down to get alongside the vehicle. At this point, the suspect operating the vehicle produced a firearm and shot multiple rounds, striking the victim’s vehicle before speeding away.

In an effort to get the licence plate, the victim continued to follow the suspect vehicle as it exited onto the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and drove towards Fortissimo Drive and Connell Crescent in Hamilton. The suspect stopped, exited his vehicle and walked towards the victim, firing several more rounds in the victim’s direction. The victim was not injured and quickly left the area and called the police. The suspect got back into his vehicle and fled the area.

If you have any information you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, call the Division Three Staff Sergeant at 905-546-3886.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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