The man now charged in what appears to have been an attempted murder of Louisville, Kentucky mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg has reportedly been a gun control and civil rights activist who also previously worked as an intern and editorial columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, according to Fox News.
Quintez Brown, 21, allegedly entered the Greenberg campaign headquarters Monday and opened fire with a handgun. He was arrested only a short distance from the crime scene, and police found one loaded 9mm magazine in his pocket, plus a 9mm Glock pistol and second magazine in a drawstring bag, along with a handgun case, according to the Courier Journal.
Adding to the bizarre nature of the incident, Fox News said Brown had announced in December his own candidacy for a position on the Louisville Metro Council. Fox said Brown’s writing advocated “for the ideals of communism, socialism, liberation and (he) has criticized ‘gun-loving’ Republicans.”
Even more stunning, the Fox story also said Brown “reportedly was selected to meet former President Obama.”
Brown was in court where a judge set bail at $100,000. He faces charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment. He has pleaded not guilty.
Greenberg, a Democrat, was not injured in the incident, though a bullet reportedly did graze his clothing. Nobody else was injured, either.
Quintez Brown, 21, is running to represent District 5 for Louisville’s Metro Council.
“Frederick Douglass said that the youth should fight to be leaders today, because the men who run this country are sick.” – Kwame Ture pic.twitter.com/tUCjXXG2hS
— Quintez Brown – District 5 (@tez4liberation) December 15, 2021
In addition to his stint at the Courier-Journal, the newspaper said he had also been an opinion editor at The Cardinal, a student newspaper at the University of Louisville.
Last summer, Brown vanished for about two weeks. He was found last July 1, the newspaper said,
In another strange twist, the Daily Beast is reporting that Brown founded a group called “From Fields to Area,” which it described as “advocating for political education and violence prevention training for city youth.”