A Louisville Democrat candidate for mayor was shot in an assassination attempt by a rising star in the Black Lives Matter brigade who was touted by former President Obama and MSNBC host Joy Reid.
Activist Quintez Brown, 21, has been charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree Louisville Metro Police Department Public Information Officer Elizabeth Ruoff said, CNN reported.
The candidate said he was gathered in his office with staff on Tuesday morning when the gunman appeared.
“We asked if we could help him. And he pulled out a gun, aimed it directly at me and opened fire,” the candidate said to CNN anchor John Berman on “New Day.” “I was fortunate that one of my brave teammates slammed the door shut. They were able to throw some desks on top of the door and the suspect fled. So, we are very blessed to be here today. All of us on the team are.”
“Breaking: The suspect arrested over the attempted assassination of Louisville mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig has been identified as Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), a #BLM activist & black nationalist championed by Obama & @JoyAnnReid. He was also a writer for @courierjournal,” journalist Andy Ngo reported on Twitter.
Breaking: The suspect arrested over the attempted assassination of Louisville mayoral candidate @RunWithCraig has been identified as Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), a #BLM activist & black nationalist championed by Obama & @JoyAnnReid. He was also a writer for @courierjournal. pic.twitter.com/PKwuIAwg4x
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 15, 2022
“Quintez Brown (@tez4liberation), the black nationalist & #BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a Louisville mayoral candidate, was recognized by the Obama Foundation & got to meet the former president. He was also championed by race hustlers @JoyAnnReid & @TheRevAl,” he said.
“Quintez Brown, the black nationalist who is the suspect in an assassination attempt, is a fan of #antifa account @IGD_News. Last year, several terrorists were convicted in federal court for their attempt to overturn a train. Their claim was posted on IGD,” the reporter said.
“The black nationalist communist revolutionary accused of trying to assassinate a Louisville mayoral candidate in a shooting was an editorial columnist for @courierjournal focused on essays expressing leftist propaganda. His writings were championed by the @ACLUofKY & others,” he said.
BREAKING: Here is alleged domestic terrorist Quintez Brown on Joy Reid in 2018 calling for gun control.
He was arrested for shooting at a mayoral candidate in Louisville yesterdaypic.twitter.com/XGAKZvECsv
— Underground Truckroad Poso 🚛 (@JackPosobiec) February 15, 2022
During a press conference the candidate said that he was fine, “despite one bullet coming so close that it grazed my sweater and my shirt.”
“All of us are blessed, and I’m blessed to be standing here today with you,” the candidate said.
“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 a press release.
“The individual closest to the door managed to bravely get the door closed, which we barricaded and the shooter fled the scene,” he said.
When arguing for lower bail the suspect’s attorney, Rob Eggert, said he believes that his client has mental issues, and talked about an incident a year ago when he went missing and was found on a park bench.
“So while he’s an outstanding young man, I believe there’s serious mental issues at play here, and I’m going to have him evaluated immediately,” he said.
Current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he spoke to the victim after the incident.
“I am very saddened by this attack at the offices of Craig Greenberg. I have spoken to Mr. Greenberg and am grateful that no one was injured. I’m thankful to @LMPD and our federal partners for their quick response in clearing the scene and detaining a possible suspect,” he said.