Bowie man accused of shooting employee, burning his body

A Bowie man, a front-seat passenger in a pickup being driven by an employee, is accused of shooting the employee in the head Friday evening while the truck was moving and then climbing into the driver’s seat and sitting on the wounded man as he drove home.

Scott Allen Cambre, 28, then set the body of Wesley Dean Brooks on fire, Bowie police reported.

Cambre was in the Montague County Jail on Monday night with bail set at $1 million. He faces a murder charge.

Brooks worked for Cambre and Cambre’s father in a remodeling business, a witness told police. The witness was in the rear passenger seat as Brooks drove Cambre’s Dodge four-door pickup home from a job. Cambre was in the front passenger seat.

The witness said Cambre shot Brooks above his right ear, according to a probable cause affidavit.

“Wesley’s body immediately went limp and blood began to drain from the entrance of the wound,” the affidavit says. “The vehicle began to drift to the right as it was still moving and Scott jumped over the middle console of the pickup and actually sat on Wesley’s body and began driving.”

The witness said he got out of the truck in an alley behind a Brookshire’s store and tried to walk away, but Cambre told him to get back into the truck and that he would not kill him, according to the affidavit.

Cambre then dropped the witness off at his home, all the while sitting on Brooks’ body, according to the affidavit.

Cambre took Brooks’ body to his residence in the 400 block of Jerry Walker Road and set it on fire in a burn pit later that night.

When questioned by officers, Cambre admitted shooting Brooks and trying to dispose of his body, the affidavit says.

In the pickup, investigators found a “large amount of blood stains on the seat cover, door, steering wheel and center console of the vehicle,” the affidavit says.

Bowie Police Chief Guy Green said he could not comment until Tuesday morning.