Police identify shooting victim
Jeffrey Maxner, 34, was shot and killed in pharmacy parking lot in Brantford on Monday afternoon. (Facebook photo)
Brantford police have released the name of the man who died in a late Monday afternoon shooting.
Jeffrey Ronald Maxner, 34, of Brantford died as a result of gunshot injuries, police said Wednesday in a news release.
Police say his death is being investigated as a homicide. They don’t believe it was a random act and say there isn’t an ongoing risk to public safety.
However, a police presence will remain in the area of Terrace Hill Street and St. Paul Avenue.
Maxner was taken across the street to Brantford General Hospital with life-threatening injuries at about 5:30 p.m. following the shooting in the parking lot of the Rexall Pharma Plus on St. Paul.
Hospital officials imposed a lockdown at 5:42 p.m. in the interest of patient and staff safety, as per hospital policy. The lockdown was lifted at 7:10 p.m.
Police have declined to release details about how Maxner got to the hospital and they haven’t released any information with respect to a suspect.
However, police said Wednesday afternoon that they did not have anyone in custody in connection with the homicide.
Maxner’s social media page says he was the owner of Spartan Roofing and Renovation and worked at Mohawk College. He also studied personal fitness at Mohawk and attended Assumption College.
Friends of Maxner posted their condolences to the family and called for a stop to speculation with respect to the circumstances of his death.
“The person who was shot was a great friend, he was a great guy and always knew how to make people laugh and he would always be there for you,” Anthony Piovesan said in a posting on The Expositor’s social media page. “My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.”
Piovesan called for people commenting on social media to show respect for Maxner’s family.
“Before people start assuming things and making up stories, (ask yourself) how would u feel if this was a friend of yours or your son or a family member,” Piovesan said. “All I know is I will always have great memories of him and our friend group.”
Kathleen Barnett expressed her condolences to the family on The Expositor’s social media page.
“My condolences to the family and friends of this young man,” Barnett said. “I am sorry you had to lose your loved one.
“Thoughts and prayers to you all.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Det. Amber Jackson, of the major crime unit at 519-756-7050, ext 2271, firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.