A Louisville activist and writer who allegedly shot at a mayoral candidate has been charged with attempted murder, police said Tuesday.
The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) identified Quintez Brown as the man accused of shooting at mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg at his campaign headquarters Monday, the LMPD said in a statement to the Daily Caller. The LMPD said Brown fired multiple shots at Greenberg and was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment as a result.
The LMPD said they responded to the incident involving Brown around 10:15 a.m. Monday in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville. They also confirmed that Greenberg was the intended target and that Brown acted alone.
Video of Greenberg reacting to the shooting from his campaign headquarters was posted to Twitter following the incident.
“We are shaken, but safe.” Louisville Mayoral candidate, Craig Greenberg said today. He said someone walked up to his campaign HQ, they greeted them, then the person started shooting. He says a bullet grazed his sweater @SpectrumNews1KY pic.twitter.com/RMY48kt35Z
— David Williams (@DWilliamsTV) February 14, 2022
“A man walked into our office. When we greeted him, he pulled out a gun, aimed directly at me, and began shooting,” Greenberg said. “The individual closest to the door managed to bravely get the door shut. We barricaded the door, and the suspect fled.” (RELATED: Peace Activist Caught On Video Beating Up Homeless Man Outside Minnesota Store)
Greenberg later said he was “blessed to be standing here today.”
Brown previously became known to police when he went missing in June 2021, WLKY reported. Brown was missing for two weeks before he was found.
In addition, Brown interned and served as an editorial columnist at the Courier Journal. He also attended the University of Louisville, serving as an opinion editor for the student newspaper, and was involved in racial justice protests in 2020, according to the outlet.