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Kentucky suspect charged with making an attempt on the life of a mayoral candidate facing federal charges


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A Kentucky activist accused of shooting a Democratic mayoral candidate while in a meeting with his staff and later released on bail by a Black Lives Matter group will now face federal charges, the department announced Thursday. of Justice.

Quintez O. Brown, 21, of Louisville, is already facing charges of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after he allegedly shot Craig Greenberg at his Butchertown campaign headquarters on Feb. 14. No one was injured in the gunfire, but Greenberg’s shirt was grazed by a bullet, police said.

Brown was arrested minutes after the shooting.

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Quintez Brown, accused of making an attempt on the life of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg, was indicted by the federal government on Thursday. He also faces charges from the state, including attempted murder.
(Grayson County Detention Center)

He now faces federal charges of infringing a federally protected right and of using and discharging a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. He appeared before the US investigative judge on Thursday and the hearing is expected to continue on Friday, the Justice Department said.

Brown is being held at the Grayson County Detention Center as a federal prisoner, according to prison records.

Federal prosecutors said he was trying to interfere with Greenberg’s bid for mayor and intimidate him from campaigning as a candidate in the Louisville primary. After the shooting, he was released on bail when Black Lives Matter (BLM) Louisville partnered with the Louisville Community Bail Fund to post $100,000 to cover his bail.

After the shooting, Greenberg told WDRB-TV his resolve was stronger than ever.

Kentucky suspect charged with making an attempt on the life of a mayoral candidate facing federal charges

Quintez Brown and Craig Greenberg. Brown, who is accused of making an attempt on Greenberg’s life, was indicted by the federal government on Thursday. He also faces charges from the state, including attempted murder.
(Louisville Department of Corrections)

“We must end this senseless gun violence in Louisville,” he said. “I’ve been talking about it since before I was an official candidate. It’s been my No. 1 problem ever since I announced I was running for mayor, and now more than ever, my resolve has only been strengthened that We as a city must come together and end gun violence now.

Brown previously worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal as an intern and editorial columnist, according to the newspaper. He shared a short campaign video on Twitter in December announcing he was running to represent Louisville Metro Council’s District 5 in 2022.

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He faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted of the federal charges.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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