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Charlotte man charged in city’s 55th murder has been arrested 12 times since 2015

The mug shots of Andre Brooks on the Mecklenburg County Jail website.
The mug shots of Andre Brooks on the Mecklenburg County Jail website.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested Andre Earl Brooks, 23, in connection with the August murder of Kyyri De Ji Marquis Doggette in east Charlotte.

Brooks was charged Thursday with murder, shooting into occupied property inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He has been arrested 12 times in Mecklenburg County over the past two years, including multiple charges of possessing illegal firearms, multiple charges of assaults on females and multiple charges of drug possession. He has been found guilty of felony possession of marijuana, assault on a female, breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor larceny.

The killing of Doggette occurred around 7:15 p.m. Aug. 8, in the 6700 block of E. Independence Boulevard. On arrival, officers said they found 25-year-old Doggette with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the city’s 55th homicide of 2017.

Charlotte TV station WSOC said the shooting followed an argument, and the victim may have known the shooter. Details of what prompted Brooks’ arrest were not released Friday.

To date, there have been 76 homicides in 2017, compared with 69 in 2016.

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