Hundreds Attend Vigil For Murdered Co-Owner Of Brooks’ Sandwich House
CHARLOTTE, NC. — Dave Brooks must have hugged over 100 people. All of them offering condolences for the loss of his twin brother, Scott, during a candlelight vigil. It happened in the parking lot of Brooks’ Sandwich House, the restaurant the twins operated together for more than 45 years.
“Brother is looking down on us now. This is great, this is great because this is love and this is what it’s all about thank you so much for coming,” says Dave Brooks.
Family of Scott Brooks can’t believe all the community support. A GoFundMe page has raised over $27,000.
“I really appreciate it all, and I’m going to keep this going as long as I can. I love Scott and I love my grandpa. They’re here, they’re flipping burgers in Heaven,” says Scott’s niece Lauren Brooks.
Police say Scott was shot and killed around 4:45 a.m. Monday as he prepared to open his restaurant. Detectives are looking into the possibility of a robbery at the cash only business. No arrests have been made.
“We all are family here. They have put a big hole in that family without him now and Brooks, honestly just won’t be the same,” says Brooks’ Sandwich House employee Payton Link.
Friends family and customers were holding candles, singing together and sharing memories of Scott.
“Just who they were, you know. If you needed something to eat and you didn’t have the money you could come here and if you get a good burger a good sandwich,” says friend of Scott Brook’s Johnny Harrison.