Quintez Brown, a self-proclaimed racial justice activist working for “the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism,” has been charged in shooting Louisville, Kentucky, Mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s office, with bullets narrowly missing Greenberg on Monday. On Tuesday, Brown pleaded not guilty to the charges.
“Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after Greenberg was shot at in his campaign headquarters Monday morning in Butchertown, LMPD spokeswoman Elizabeth Ruoff said late Monday,” the Courier Journal reported.
Authorities in Louisville have confirmed that a suspect is in custody in what law enforcement believes to have been an attempted targeted shooting of Democrat mayoral candidate Craig Greenburg on February 14th.
The incident occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. at Butchertown Market on Story Avenue, where Greenburg has an office situated.
Metro Council President David James as well as Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields confirmed that the suspect, who authorities have yet to identify by name, entered Greenburg’s office and began opening fire at the mayoral candidate.
James referred to the incident as being an assassination attempt.
By some miracle, Greenburg wasn’t harmed during the shooting, but officials did state that a bullet wound up hitting the mayoral candidate’s clothing.
When commenting on the incident, Chief Shields stated, “We consider ourselves very fortunate today.”