Bond Raised to $100k for Activist Charged in Attempted Shooting of Louisville Mayoral Candidate

The bond has been raised for the BLM activist charged with attempting to kill Democratic Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

Quintez Brown, 21, was arraigned Monday morning and a non-guilty plea was entered on his behalf on charges of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment. Brown’s bond was raised from $75,000 to $100,000 full cash by Judge Annette Karen.

According to police, Brown entered the Butchertown campaign offices of Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Monday and opened fire at the candidate. Four staffers were also in the office during the time of the shooting. No one was injured during the shooting, but one round did graze Greenberg’s sweater, according to police reports. A campaign staffer was able to get the door to the office closed and barricaded, according to Greenberg.

Rob Eggert, the attorney representing Brown, told Judge Karen that there are “serious mental health issues at play,” with the alleged shooter, and he planned on having Brown’s mental health evaluated. Eggert argued Brown should be released because of his mental health issues.

Brown was active with Black Lives Matter Louisville, and he is an opinion contributor to the Courier-Journal. No motive has been released in the attempted assassination.

Greenberg told reporters on Monday evening that he would not be speculating on a motive in the shooting as the police investigation continues.

“Today is not a day for politics, but it’s not lost on me that the violence my staff and I experienced today is far too common in our city,” he said Monday. “Too many Louisville families have experienced the trauma of gun violence. Too many aren’t as blessed as me.”