Suspect In Louisville Mayoral Candidate Attack Charged With Attempted Murder, Police Say

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The man who allegedly shot at Craig Greenberg, a Democrat running for Louisville mayor in Kentucky, was taken into custody on Monday and charged for the attack, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The suspect, 21-year-old Quintez Brown, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly opening fire at Greenberg’s campaign headquarters, LMPD spokesperson Elizabeth Ruoff said on Monday.

Neither Greenberg nor his staffers were harmed, though the candidate’s shirt was grazed by a bullet.

Brown is a civil rights activist who worked as an editorial columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal, the outlet reported. He made headlines last summer when he disappeared for two weeks in what his family feared to be a mental health breakdown. Brown was found safe on July 1, according to the Courier Journal.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been established in the ongoing investigation, LMPD police chief Erika Shields said.

“We also have no reason to believe that this individual was acting anything but alone,” she added.

Greenberg publicly commented on the shooting on Monday evening, saying he and his team were “blessed” to have survived the incident unharmed.

“We are shaken, but safe,” he said.

The candidate reported that the suspected gunman walked into his office, aimed a firearm “directly” at him and began shooting before a campaign staffer managed to close the door, which Greenberg and the rest of his team barricaded.

Greenberg said he would hold off on commenting any further on the incident in order to “allow law enforcement to do their work.”

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  1. While I acknowledge that Brown must be held accountable for his actions I do hope he can get some help for his obvious mental/emotional problems.

    It’s a very sad situation and unfortunate that Brown even had access to firearms.

  2. Wow, an actual adult
    I grant you not as entertaining as wildly speculative accusations

  3. The suspect, 21-year-old Quintez Brown, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly opening fire at Greenberg’s campaign headquarters, LMPD spokesperson Elizabeth Ruoff said on Monday.
    … … …
    He seems nice…

    :scream:

  4. Brown said, “As dialectical materialists, we do not believe that life will somehow change in the future, but rather we objectively understand that life is always in a constant state of change, transformation, and flux. Accepting this premise, we move in the present moment to rid ourselves of outdated programs and modalities that lead to our self-destruction and begin to help the masses define their needs, realize their strength, and go into action along a variety of lines which they must choose for themselves.”

    He concluded, “My call to action is simple. Voting and petitioning will not be sufficient for our liberation, but in the current moment it will be strategically used to reach the masses. I do not want to speak of a long road ahead of us because no such road exists. We are already here and it begins with you. Secure your number amongst the billion and commit yourself to win a new world side by side with a united left front. ‘From all according to ability.’ Radicalize your natural environment, organize the people around you, and watch our numbers grow.”

  5. That is going to be an interesting back story.

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