QUINTEZ Brown has been arraigned in connection with the alleged shooting of Democrat mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.
The shooting is claimed to have occurred in Greenberg’s Louisville office on Monday, February 14, 2022.
Who is Quintez Brown?
According to the Courier Journal, Brown was an activist, a student at the University of Louisville and an opinion editor for the student newspaper, The Cardinal.
They report he participated in anti-racism protests of 2020 and was a Martin Luther King Scholar at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
There, he allegedly founded a group providing political education and violence prevention training to young people.
Why did Quintez Brown shoot at Craig Greenberg?
It’s not quite clear yet why Brown shot at Mr Greenberg though speculation online suggests he may have been motivated by his activist roots.
Those close to Brown have hit back calling it “irresponsible” to jump to conclusions and expressed concern about his mental state.
Rob Eggert, his attorney, told the Courier Journal that Brown had disappeared for about two weeks last year and was found on a park bench in New York.
“This is not a hate crime — it is a mental health case,” he told the publication the day after the attack.
Has Quintez Brown been arrested?
Brown, 21, was charged on February 14, 2022, with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.
A judge set his bail at $100,000 and if bail is reached, Brown must stay well clear of Greenberg.
Greenberg was shot at his office in downtown Louisville on Monday.
Police said Greenberg and all others on the scene were not injured.
Greenberg was entering his office at Butchertown Market in Louisville around 10.15am when a gunman opened fire. Greenberg’s clothes were grazed by a bullet but he remained untouched.
Following the incident, Greenberg shared on his Twitter that “my team and I are fortunately all safe…I will provide an update as soon as possible.”
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