Early Monday morning Scott Allen Brooks, co-owner of Sandwich House in the NoDa area was shot and killed at the restaurant. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called to a shooting at the walk-up restaurant on North Brevard Street in the NoDa neighborhood at around 5 a.m. Officers say they found a man who had been shot and killed. Police have offered up a $5,000 reward for anyone with information that can lead up to the arrest of the suspect.
The restaurant was founded in 1973 by David and Scott Brooks’ father, Calvin “C.T.” Brooks Jr. As boys — Scott Brooks was five minutes older than his twin — their father would tinker with the chili recipe as the brothers watched television.
Since the shooting, visitor after visitor has stopped by Brooks’ Sandwich House to drop off flowers and light candles in honor of long-time fixture, 61-year-old Scott Brooks. The community has rallied around Scott Brooks and his family. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family and after less than 12 hours, it raised more than $16,000. There will be a vigil on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to honor Scott Brooks’ life. It will be held at the Sandwich House on North Brevard Street.