‘Armed and very dangerous’ man wanted in connection to murder in Union Co.

'Armed and dangerous' man wanted in Union County homicide

MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who officials say should be considered armed and very dangerous, is wanted in connection to a murder in Union County.

According to the Monroe Police Department, 20-year-old Elijah Demon Bennett, also known as Speedy, is wanted for first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Officers say they obtained these warrants Tuesday in connection to the recent murder of 42-year-old Alvin Edwin Brewer that happened on Jan. 26, 2020.

Police say 42-year-old Alvin Brewer was shot multiple times and killed during a fight on Commerce Drive in Monroe. Brewer was found in the parking lot of the Chase Monroe Apartment Homes with multiple apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Two other individuals have recently been apprehended in connection to this case, Jakaiy Hammonds and an unnamed juvenile. Hammonds is being held at the Union County Detention Center without bond. According to arrest warrants, she, a juvenile, and Bennett plotted to rob Brewer the night he was shot and killed.

Police say Bennett should be considered armed and very dangerous. He has stated he will not be apprehended.

“We have gotten word from other folks saying that this individual said that he would fight it as best he could but we are going to approach with extreme safety and caution to make sure that our officers and the public are safe, but we do need to apprehend this individual,” Communications Director for the City of Monroe Pete Hovanec said.

***Update on Homicide Investigation*** On 2/11/2020, warrants were obtained on Elijah Demon Bennett (18) of Monroe, aka...

Posted by Monroe Police Department on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

If you have any information leading to the arrest of Bennett, please contact the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

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