On Monday, Louisville Democrat mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg survived a shooting attempt after a local activist reportedly pulled a handgun on him and began firing in what some are calling an “assassination attempt.”
Greenberg released a statement following the incident:
“This morning, I was gathered for a brief meeting with four of my incredible team members in our campaign office. A man walked into our office. When we greeted him, he pulled out a gun, aimed directly at me and began shooting,” he said in the statement.
The suspected shooter, 21-year-old Quintez Brown, was taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police.
“The 21-year-old was identified as ‘a former intern and editorial columnist’ of the Louisville Courier-Journal by the paper itself, where he wrote that he had studied philosophy and Pan-Africanism while studying at the University of Louisville, where he’d previously served as the opinion editor of the school’s newspaper, the Cardinal,” the Daily Beast reported.
Brown previously advocated for a number of progressive social justice programs, including stricter gun control laws.
According to reports from Fox News:
In a Feb. 1 post on Instagram, Brown, using the handle “tez4liberation,” shared a post celebrating “Black Radical Month” and a list of names that included convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.
Last month, Brown published a piece on Medium.com on Jan. 10 titled, “A Revolutionary Love Letter.”
“During our short stay on this glorious planet we all have been collectively dehumanized and reduced to political talking points — Black, white, liberal, conservative, Christian, criminal, boss, worker, activist, etc.,” Brown wrote in the letter. “Our sick, manipulated brethren will weaponize common sense and tell us to ‘face to facts’ — as if facts are something outside of us as if life were something we encounter as foreigners*. They will tell us that communism and collectivism has never and will never work and refuse to even explore these “childish” (or inferior) ideas.”
Screenshots shared online show Brown wrote one piece for the Courier-Journal published on July 2, 2019, titled, “Kentucky’s concealed carry law shows your life doesn’t matter to gun-loving Republicans.”