Suspect charged with shooting at mayoral candidate arraigned
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The man charged with firing shots at a candidate for Louisville Metro mayor has made his first court appearance.
A not-guilty plea was entered for Quintez Brown, 21, of Louisville. He is charged with one count of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.
Brown’s original bond of $75,000 cash was raised to $100,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with Greenberg or any of the other victims.
Brown’s attorney objected to the new bond.
“We think it’s being increased because of the status of the victim, certainly nothing to do with my client or his record,” Rob Eggert said.
Eggert outlined Brown’s resume as a scholar, activist, and writer. He also raised concerns for Brown’s mental health, and pointed out the time he was reported missing in 2021 and later found on a park bench in New York.
“While he is an outstanding young man, I believe that there’s serious mental illness issues at play here,” Eggert said in court. “And I’m going to have him evaluated immediately.”
Around 10:15 a.m. Monday, Brown is alleged to have entered the campaign office of Craig Greenberg, a Democratic candidate for mayor, and fired multiple shots at the people inside. No one was wounded, but one round went through clothing Greenberg was wearing at the time.
Brown remains in custody at Louisville Metro Corrections. His next court date was set for February 23.
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