Bond posted for Kentucky man accused of shooting candidate | Technology

By DYLAN LOVAN and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man accused of drawing a gun and shooting a Louisville mayoral candidate in his campaign office will be held at home after a group filed bail for him on Wednesday.

Quintez Brown, 21, was arrested and charged with attempted murder shortly after Monday’s shooting in Louisville. Democratic candidate Craig Greenberg was not hit by the gunfire but said a bullet grazed his sweater.

Brown, a social justice activist who is running as an independent for the Louisville Metro Council, campaigned with a slate of candidates opposed to projects they say will worsen gentrification in Kentucky’s largest city. He was also an intern and columnist for The Courier Journal.

A group called the Louisville Community Bail Fund paid the $100,000 cash bail Wednesday afternoon, according to media reports.

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Louisville inmates released to house arrest are fitted with a GPS ankle monitor, said Steve Durham, spokesman for Louisville Metro Corrections. Durham said even after bail is posted, processing Brown’s release could take several hours Wednesday night.

A judge on Tuesday ordered Brown to have no contact with Greenberg or his campaign staff and said he could not possess firearms. Brown’s attorney said the man had “serious mental issues” and said he would undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Greenberg said he was at his campaign headquarters with four colleagues when a man appeared in the doorway and began shooting multiple times. A member of staff managed to close the door, which they barricaded with tables and desks, and the suspect fled.

Police apprehended him a short time later, less than a kilometer from the scene. A police report said Brown carried a loaded 9mm magazine in his trouser pocket and had a drawstring bag with a handgun and extra handgun magazines.

Brown is also charged with four counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly shooting near Greenberg staff.

Police said Brown appears to have acted alone and the motive is still under investigation.

Louisville’s bail fund said on its social media page that it “exists not only to bail people out, but also to provide post-release support to get them out of jail, feed them and get them to safety.”

Brown disappeared for about two weeks last summer. After being found to safety, his parents released a statement asking for patience and privacy while they tend to his ‘physical, mental and spiritual needs’.

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