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Brantford Man Charged With Murder

Feb 2, 2018

A 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with First Degree Murder in relation to a shooting that occurred on New Year?s Day in Brantford.
On Monday January 1, 2018 just after 5:30 p.m. the Branford Police Service received a call about a male who had been taken to the Brantford General Hospital with life threatening injuries.  An incident had occurred in the area of St Paul Ave and Terrace Hill Street.   The male victim, Jeffrey Ronald Maxner died from his injuries.
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit as well as other areas of the Criminal Investigation Section have been continuing with their investigation into this incident. 
As a result of this continuing Investigation, Joel Scalzo a 28 year old Brantford man has been charged with First Degree Murder.
It is believed that the Victim and the Accused were known to each other and that this was not a random act.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.