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Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Escalon Shooting
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Andre Brooks

A multi-agency investigation culminated with the arrest of two suspects on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in connection with multiple incidents, including the shooting at Escalon’s Family Dollar along Jackson Avenue on Oct. 10 of this year.

According to a press release issued by Escalon Police on Wednesday evening, and posted on the Escalon Police Department Facebook page, suspects Andre Brooks, 34, and Brian Sewell, 33, were taken into custody.

The arrests were made following a joint investigation that included the efforts of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, Stockton Police Department, Oakdale Police Department, and Escalon Police Department. Escalon Police also noted “the assistance of the community” in helping to bring “the shooting incident that occurred” on Oct. 10, 2022 “to an end.”

Brooks and Sewell were arrested and charged with multiple felony violations including attempted murder and robbery.

“Through the course of the investigation, the Escalon Police Department was unable to release information regarding the case due to the nature of the incident and the integrity of the case,” the department stated in its press release.

With Escalon Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies coming together, authorities said they were able to connect Brooks and Sewell to a string of robbery offenses in Waterford, Oakdale, Escalon, and Stockton.

“The Escalon Police Department would like to thank the assistance of the Escalon community in apprehending not only the subject involved in the shooting, but the getaway driver as well,” the release stated.

Brian Sewell