LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Quintez Brown, the 21-year-old local activist and writer, has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting into Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg's office while he and his staff were meeting.
What You Need To Know
- Quintez Brown has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment
- The 21-year-old is accused of firing a gun at mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg and his staff
- Brown will be formally arraigned on Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas B. Wine returned the indictment, formally charging Brown with one count of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
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.
Brown will be formally arraigned on Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m., the indictment read. The case has been assigned to Division 4 of Jefferson County Circuit Court.
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.”