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Quintez Brown pleads not guilty in Craig Greenberg shooting

Quintez Brown has pleaded not guilty to charges filed against him in the attempted shooting of Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg. His bail has been set at $100,000.

Police say the shooting took place about 10:15 a.m. Monday, when a suspect entered Greenberg’s campaign office in Butchertown and began shooting at him.

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None of the five people in the office were injured, but a bullet grazed Greenberg’s shirt.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Quintez Brown pleads not guilty

Brown, 21, pleaded not guilty to one charge of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment in his first court appearance Tuesday.

Greenberg, a Democrat frontrunner for mayor, said Monday that a man entered his office in Butchertown Market and fired several shots at him, with one bullet grazing the back of his sweater.

A police report says a man later identified as Brown entered the building about 10:15 a.m. and fired a 9mm Glock handgun at Greenberg before fleeing.

Quintez Brown on Broadway and Roy Wilkins Avenue on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Officers found Brown less than half a mile from the campaign headquarters about 10 minutes later, carrying a loaded 9mm magazine in his pants pocket, according to the arrest report.

He also had a drawstring bag with a handgun, handgun case and additional magazines, the report said.

During his arraignment Tuesday, attorney Rob Eggert entered a not guilty plea on Brown’s behalf, requested a bond decrease and urged the court to recognize Brown’s mental state.

Eggert, who was retained by Brown’s father and stepmother Tuesday morning, said Brown had been battling “mental and emotional issues.” 

“This is not a hate crime — it is a mental health case,” he said in an interview after the arraignment.

Eggert said he doesn’t know Brown’s diagnosis, where he got the gun or if he knew Greenberg.

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