LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A judge on Tuesday morning set bond for Quintez Brown, a local activist and writer charged in Monday’s shooting at mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s office, at $100,000.
The 21-year-old faces one charge of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment related to the shooting. He pleaded not guilty to those charges Tuesday morning.
Police arrested Brown shortly after he allegedly entered Greenberg’s Butchertown Market office and fired several shots at the candidate, who was meeting with four members of his staff.
No one was hurt in the shooting, but a bullet grazed Greenberg’s clothing.
In a news conference Monday evening, Greenberg said the gunman entered his office “pulled out a gun, aimed directly at me, and began shooting.” He said he felt “blessed” that no one was hurt.
Police arrested Brown outside of Butchertown Market with a 9mm Glock handgun and several magazines. Officers also found spent 9mm casings in Greenberg’s office, according to an arrest citation.
Brown is a well-known Louisville activist who announced plans to run for Metro Council District 5 in December. He is also a former intern and columnist for the Courier-Journal who has written about racism, gun control, and the experience of growing up as a Black man in West Louisville.
Last summer, Brown was in the news after he disappeared for two weeks, leading to a high-profile search for him. When he was found, his family released a statement asking for “privacy” and “patience” as they “tend to the most immediate need, which is Quintez’s physical, mental and spiritual needs.”