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Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder and 4 counts of wanton endangerment, the Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Brown beforehand labored for the Louisville Courier Journal as an intern and an editorial columnist, based on the newspaper. In December, Brown shared a brief marketing campaign video on Twitter asserting that he was working to characterize District 5 for Louisville’s Metro Council in 2022. His writing advocates for the beliefs of communism, socialism, liberation and has criticized “gun-loving” Republicans.
As a freshman in faculty, Brown additionally reportedly was chosen to satisfy former President Obama.
Greenberg is a Democrat, and police haven’t supplied particulars in regards to the potential motive for the capturing.
The Louisville Metro Police Department responded round 10:15 a.m. Monday after a number of pictures have been fired at Greenberg’s marketing campaign headquarters in Butchertown. Investigators say Greenberg was not struck and nobody else was injured.
Police mentioned an article of clothes Greenberg was carrying was struck, and the candidate mentioned his sweater was grazed by a bullet. Greenberg mentioned the suspect had walked into the marketing campaign workplace, pulled out a gun, “aimed directly at me and began shooting.”
“Today is not a day for politics, but it’s not lost on me that the violence my staff and I experienced today is far too common in our city,” Greenberg mentioned, additionally thanking the Louisville Metro Police. “Too many Louisville families have experienced the trauma of gun violence. Too many aren’t as blessed as me.”
The arrest report, obtained by Fox News, mentioned a person later recognized as Brown entered the constructing and fired a 9mm Glock handgun at Greenberg. He then fled the constructing. About 10 minutes later, officers situated a person matching the suspect description lower than a half-mile away. He was discovered carrying a loaded 9mm journal in his pants pocket and was taken into custody, the arrest report says.
Surveillance video reportedly captured the incident.
Brown is a civil rights activist who reportedly participated in 2020 racial justice demonstrations.
In his Twitter bio, he says, “We have one scientific and correct solution, Pan-Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism.”
In a Feb. 1 put up on Instagram, Brown, utilizing the deal with “tez4liberation,” shared a put up celebrating “Black Radical Month” and an inventory of names that included convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.
Last month, Brown printed a bit 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 within 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 “infantile” (or inferior) ideas.”
Screenshots shared on-line present Brown wrote one piece for the Courier-Journal printed on July 2, 2019, titled, “Kentucky’s concealed carry law shows your life doesn’t matter to gun-loving Republicans.”
As a freshman political science main at University of Louisville, Brown was one of 22 college students within the nation invited to the inaugural nationwide gathering of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance that helps boys and younger males of shade. He traveled to Oakland, California, and was quoted as saying he had the chance to shake fingers with Obama himself throughout a two-day workshop.
In 2018, Brown was featured in an MSNBC section overlaying college students collaborating in “March For Our Lives” protests in Washington, D.C., demanding stricter gun legal guidelines.
The 17-year-old president of the Black Student Union at duPont Manual High School in Louisville on the time, Brown sat down with MSNBC host Joy Reid within the nation’s capital.
Addressing Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who was the Senate majority chief on the time, Brown mentioned college students need Congress to behave on weapons, “and if you’re not going to give us that, then we’re going to get everyone out here to vote, and we’re going to vote you out of office.”
“Get rid of assault rifles,” Brown mentioned.
Brown additionally made headlines final summer time when his household reported him lacking. He was discovered secure on July 1, about two weeks after vanishing, and his household subsequently requested for privateness and persistence “while we tend to the most immediate need, which is Quintez’s physical, mental and spiritual needs.”
The Courier Journal reported that Brown was an MLK scholar on the University of Louisville, a former columnist for the coed newspaper, the Cardinal, and based From Fields to Arena, a gaggle dedicated to offering political training and violence prevention coaching to youths in hip hop and athletics.