Peter Anthony Kampos, 38, has been charged with attempted murder after a bizarre string of shootings across British Columbia, which started last Friday.
Kampos, believed to be from Ontario, appeared in a provincial court room in Chilliwack Wednesday morning.
The incidents began Friday afternoon, with reports of gunfire aimed at commercial trucks on the highway. RCMP received 22 reports of shooting, ranging from around Kitimat, along Highway 16 toward Prince George and along Highway 97 as far as 100 Mile House.
The alleged shooting spree, which police continue to investigate, came to a head on a forest road in Chilliwack on Saturday.
Account of attack
According to an online post written by the alleged victim's sister, a man named Cam, who was parked in his car at the time, was shot multiple times in an apparently random attack.
"For no reason at all, this man boxed my brother in and fired six shots into his car, hitting him in the face and shoulder," read the post.
"Cam was able to escape and after being pursued by his attacker at high speed, he came across some military personnel who gave him first aid until a helicopter arrived and airlifted him to hospital," the post continued.
The incident occurred on the Ford Mountain Forest Road, according to police.
The victim was released from hospital on Wednesday, said his sister in an email.
Strange online posts
Kampos has a checkered past and appears to have spent lots of time traveling the world in recent years.
Media in Singapore reported two years ago that a Canadian man whose name and age matches Kampos's was fined $600 for pushing the emergency exit panel of a public transit train driver's cabin and entering the cabin.
"Kampos was found crouching in a corner of the driver's cabin," according to the Straits Times report, which said he was trying to escape the crowd.
In January, Kampos was charged with driving under the influence in Palm Beach County, Florida.
According to his public posts on social media, Kampos has recently been travelling in South America and Cuba. His posts are confusing and paint a strange picture.
"They have a gradient mine here with real diamonds used to make holographic diamond rings for communication!!!" read a post from last September, while he was apparently in Havana. "Love secret service work for Singapore!!!!"
Another post from September simply reads, "Lithium bomb nuke all of Canada!!!"
Police say they're continuing to investigate Kampos's movements leading up to the incidents and working to figure out what his motive may have been.
Kampos remains in custody.
"We are asking those who may have travelled Highway 37 on March 24, 2017, between Kitimat and Terrace, Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince George as well as Highway 97 from Prince George to 100 Mile House to carefully examine their vehicle for suspicious damage," said RCMP Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment.