Many across Kentucky are expressing frustrations and outrage as the person who attempted to assassinate Democratic Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg was let out of jail on bond just days after the incident.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest person to publicly decry the release of Quintez Brown, who has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment. Brown was bailed out by Louisville Community Bail Fund.
“Less than 48 hours after this activist tried to literally murder a politician, the radical left bailed their comrade out of jail,” McConnell said on Wednesday. “It is just jaw-dropping. The innocent people of Louisville deserve better.”
McConnell, R-Kentucky, is not the only person to publicly criticize the release of Brown. Former Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen also called into question his release from jail.
“There is simply no defense for a would-be assassin to be released on bail, 60 hours after firing on his intended target,” Edelen wrote on Twitter.
Greenberg also issued a statement on the release of Brown, saying it is “nearly impossible to believe that someone can attempt murder on Monday and walk out of jail on Wednesday.” The candidate said he and his team are traumatized and hurting and advocated for those dealing with mental health issues to be evaluated and treated behind bars.
According to police, Brown entered the Butchertown campaign offices of 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, and Brown was arrested in possession of the 9mm Glock firearm used in the shooting.