Police Say Robbery A Possible Motive After Co-Owner Of Brooks’ Sandwich House In NoDa Shot And Killed Monday Morning
According to the CMPD, the murder of Scott Brooks at Brooks’ Sandwich House may have initially been a robbery because the restaurant is cash only. Police are now looking for two male suspects for their involvement in the crime. Officials say they are still looking at video to form a more complete description.
The person who was shot and killed at Brooks’ Sandwich House in NoDa has been identified as 61-year-old Scott Brooks, one of the co-owners.
Scott and his twin brother David have operated the restaurant for more than 45 years.
“He was a great guy. He would always smile. When you walk in he always greats you by your name. He knew everybody’s name,” says family friend Henry Adams.
Brooks’ Sandwich House posted on Instagram saying in part:
“Scott was a good man, a father, a husband, an uncle, and a brother. This really hits the heart to all of us. Scott was always telling people to always put God first. Rest easy Scott we love you. “
The Brooks family were more than just business owners. They give back to the community they serve. Even donating three acres of land earlier this year to be used for affordable housing.
With no arrests, neighbors want the killer behind bars.
“Not just for the family but for the community,” says one neighbor.
No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective D. Martin is the lead detective assigned to this case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
The family has created a GoFundMe Page.
A homicide investigation is underway in NoDa. Police say an employee of Brooks’ Sandwich House on North Brevard Street was shot and killed around 4:45a.m. No arrest have been made.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’re still working to get more information. CMPD tweeted just after 5a.m. that a person was found dead on North Brevard Street near Brooks’ Sandwich House. No word on what time the incident happened or if any arrests have been made.
We will update you on this developing story throughout the morning.
CMPD Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in the Eastway Division. The victim was located in the 2700 block of N. Brevard Street and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) December 9, 2019