Hamilton Police release images of suspect vehicle in murder investigation

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Published December 13, 2023 at 1:03 pm

Hamilton Police have released images of the getaway car involved in the murder of 33 year-old Spencer Laffin, who was gunned down outside his workplace at Satellite Tires on Nebo Road Monday.

Hamilton Police responded to numerous 9-1-1 reports of shots fired outside Satellite Tires at 100 Nebo Road shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Laffin managed to flee to a neighbouring property when the shooting happened, where he was shot several more times and found dead by responding officers about 80 metres north of his workplace.

Laffin leaves behind a two-year-old son, a sister, parents and grandparents.

Investigators confirmed the shooting shortly after 6 p.m. but did not share any further details in the case until a press conference the following evening.

Detective Sargeant Sarah Beck said at the news conference two suspects are likely involved – the shooter and a getaway driver. While investigators are unsure of the nature of the interaction, they believe this was a targeted strike.

The motive for the homicide remains unknown.

Investigators are seeking a dark-colored 4-door SUV in connection with the shooting. The shooter is described as male, Black, approximately six feet with a thin build. He was seen wearing dark clothing and a surgical mask.

Police say residents can expect a continued police presence in the area for the next 48 hours. Investigators are currently processing the scenes, collecting video evidence, and interviewing witnesses.

Motorists and businesses are asked to review and provide any video footage between 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday to see if they have any images capturing the suspect or the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Lisa Chambers of the Homicide Unit at (905) 546-3843.

To offer information anonymously call Crime Stoppers or submit tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

“In the wake of unimaginable sorrow, we come together to mourn the loss of a cherished soul. Spencer Laffin, a beacon of light in our lives, has embarked on a new journey, leaving us with heavy hearts and tearful eyes,” reads Laffin’s obituary.

Laffin’s murder is the tenth in Hamilton this year.

With files from Liam McConnell

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