LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Community Bail Fund posted bail for Quint Brownthe 21-year-old man accused of attempting to shoot Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Monday morning.
Affiliated with Louisville NBC WAVE-TV reports that the fund, which is an arm of Black Lives Matter Louisville, posted Brown’s $100,000 bail around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Chestnut pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment.
Greenberg told reporters on Monday that he and four colleagues were leaving his campaign office when a man approached them in the doorway before pulling out a gun and shooting the candidate. No one was injured in the incident, but police said one of the bullets grazed the sweater Greenberg was wearing. Citing an arrest report, WAVE-TV reports that Brown was arrested shortly after, about half a mile from Greenberg’s office. The report says Brown had a loaded 9mm Glock and multiple magazines when officers found him. Greenberg told WAVE-TV Tuesday that he believes he does not know the man who shot him.
The Louisville Courier Journal reports that Brown was released after the Louisville Community Bail Fund posted his bail. Brown’s attorney told the newspaper that his client was “seriously mentally ill and needed treatment, not jail.” A Louisville BLM organizer told the Courier Journal the group is “doing exactly what we would do for anyone else in this situation” and the fund often helps connect people with mental health counseling while they wait. their trial.
Several outlets have reported that Brown is an activist who participated in racial justice protests in 2020. In December, he announced he would run for the Louisville Metro Council. He is also a former intern and columnist for the Courier Journal. In the summer of 2021, Brown disappeared and was considered missing for two weeks before he was found safe and sound on July 1.