Arrest Made in Murder of Scott Brooks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An arrest has been made in the murder of Brooks' Sandwich House co-owner Scott Brooks. 

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the arrest was made sometime Wednesday morning. Police have not released any more information regarding the suspect. 

Brooks was shot and killed shortly after arriving at the family-owned restaurant on December 9. According to the time stamp on the video, the suspects were at the restaurant just before 6 a.m. Detectives believe Brooks' killing stemmed from a robbery attempt. Police said Brooks was preparing to open the shop when he was confronted by an unknown suspect. 

The family of Scott Brooks has released the following statement: 

“We are relieved to hear news that an arrest was made for the murder of Scott. We are hopeful the right person or persons will be held responsible for this horrific tragedy. We are grateful for the efforts of CMPD and our community that Scott loved. We ask for continued support from law enforcement and the citizens of Charlotte to seek justice and to make efforts to prevent such violence in our beloved city. It is our hope that our justice system will continue to uncover the facts and will permanently remove those responsible for this murder from our streets to make Charlotte a safer place for us all. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers during this process."

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