Activist Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting at Louisville Mayoral Candidate

A Louisville activist was charged with attempted murder after police said he shot at Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg in his office, CNN reports.

Quintez Brown, 21, a local activist and former intern at the Louisville Courier Journal, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.

There were no injuries in the shooting but a round struck Greenberg’s clothes, police said.

Greenberg said he was meeting with his staff when the suspect walked in.

"We asked if we could help him. And he pulled out a gun, aimed it directly at me and opened fire," Greenberg told CNN. "I was fortunate that one of my brave teammates slammed the door shut. They were able to throw some desks on top of the door and the suspect fled. So, we are very blessed to be here today. All of us on the team are."

“No known motive”:

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Chief Erika Shields said Monday that police have “no known motive at this time.”

"We also have no reason to believe at this time that this individual was acting anything but alone,” she said.

Greenberg said he believed he was the target of an assassination attempt.

He said he does not recall ever meeting Brown but read about him in media reports in the past.

The FBI and ATF are assisting Louisville authorities with the investigation.

Brown had bag of ammo:

Police found a man matching the suspect’s description 10 minutes later about a half-mile from Greenberg’s office.

Brown was apprehended while carrying a loaded 9mm magazine in his pocket.

Police recovered a bag with a handgun and additional magazines.

Brown, a University of Louisville student, was an opinion editor for the school’s student newspaper and was involved in the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

He went missing for two weeks last year before reappearing.

He recently announced that he would run for City Council.


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