New Information About A Motive For The Murder Of Beloved Charlotte Restaurant Owner

CHARLOTTE, NC. —  There’s new information about a motive for the murder of a beloved Charlotte restaurant owner. Police say two people tried to rob Scott Brooks early Monday morning, then shot him outside of Brooks’ Sandwich House. Detectives are asking for your help to find them.

“I can tell you now at this time it appears to be an attempted robbery. We are currently looking for two individuals,” says CMPD Lt. Bryan Crum.

The shooting happened around 4:45 a.m. Monday, while Brooks prepared to open the restaurant he owned with his twin brother for 45 years.

Police believe it may have been a crime of opportunity.

“It’s a business that deals in cash, it’s likely targeted for that reason.”

Detectives are actively working a lot of leads, and still looking through surveillance video. They’re encouraging other businesses to be alert.

“Having a couple people present during opening. Being aware of your surroundings. We have police officers that specialize in community safety.”

Fu’s Custom Tattoo is right down the road from Brooks’ Sandwich House. The owner says they feel uneasy.

“Especially around the neighborhood. Everybody has spoken about walking in groups,” says the owner of Fu’s Custom Tattoo Joey Vernon.