Louisville mayoral candidate targeted in shooting, police say

Mayoral candidate targeted in shooting: Police

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Louisville police said Monday that a person walked into the office of a candidate for mayor and opened fire, with a round striking the candidate’s clothing. According to Erika Shields, chief of Louisville Metro Police, the suspect was taken into custody by officers standing outside.

“I am blessed. We are blessed. One man entered our office. “We greeted him, and he began shooting at me,” Craig Greenberg said Monday at a press conference.

Police identified the suspect late Monday night as 21-year-old Quintez Brown. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, he was arrested for attempted murder and four charges of wanton harm.

It appeared Greenberg, a Democrat, was targeted in the shooting, Shields said. The suspect is believed to have acted on his own and that there are no motives.

Greenberg said that there were five people in the office at the time of the shooting. Greenberg tweeted immediately after the shooting that he and his staff were “all safe. “

Mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg’s office. WLKY

Greenberg said “much more work” had to be done to address gun violence in Louisville.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Brown is a community activist in Louisville, and a former intern and editorial writer at the paper. According to Courier-Journal, Brown was formerly a University of Louisville student, an opinion editor at the Cardinal student newspaper, and was involved in the city’s racial justice demonstrations following the passing of Breonna Taylor.

He had recently announced a run for City Council, the Courier-Journal said.

According to CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY, Brown was reported missing in June 2021. After 11 days, his family said he had been “found safe,” but did not elaborate further. The family released a statement saying that they requested privacy.

Politicians on Monday called the news of the attack “scary and horrible.”

“I talked to [Greenberg] as soon as I got the news,” Governor Andy Beshear said, according to CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY. He is physically fine. We are praying for his safety and that of his family. “I know the terror, but this is something that I cannot comprehend.”

Louisville Metro Council President David James said an “individual attempted to assassinate Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.”

Shields said earlier Monday that “right now we are looking at this from all angles” when asked if there was any concern that other candidates for mayor were being targeted. We will keep our minds open and be cautious with some of the community members until we know what motivated them.

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