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A Kentucky activist accused of taking pictures at a Democratic mayoral candidate whereas he was in a gathering with his employees after which bailed out of jail by a Black Lives Matter group will now face federal charges, the Justice Division stated Thursday.
Quintez O. Brown, 21, of Louisville, already faces state charges of tried homicide and 4 counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly taking pictures at Craig Greenberg in his Butchertown marketing campaign headquarters on Feb. 14. Nobody was damage in the course of the gunfire however Greenberg’s shirt was grazed by a bullet, police stated.
Brown was arrested a couple of minutes after the taking pictures.
He now faces federal charges of interfering with a federally protected proper and utilizing and discharging a firearm in relation to against the law of violence. He appeared earlier than U.S. Justice of the Peace choose Thursday and the listening to was anticipated to proceed on Friday, the Justice Division stated.
Brown is being held on the Grayson County Detention Middle as a federal prisoner, in response to jail information.
Federal prosecutors stated he was making an attempt to intrude with Greenberg’s mayoral bid and intimidate him from campaigning as a candidate in Louisville’s main election. After the taking pictures, he was bailed out of jail when Black Lives Matter (BLM) Louisville teamed up with the Louisville Group Bail Fund to shell out $100,000 to cowl his bail.
Following the taking pictures, Greenberg instructed WDRB-TV that his resolve is stronger than ever.
“We must end this senseless gun violence in Louisville,” he stated. “I have been talking about this since before I was an official candidate. It’s been my No. 1 issue since I announced I was running for mayor, and now more than ever, my resolve is only strengthened that we as a city must come together and end gun violence now.
Brown previously worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal as an intern and an editorial columnist, according to the newspaper. He shared a short campaign video on Twitter in December announcing that he was running to represent District 5 for Louisville’s Metro Council in 2022.
He faces anyplace from 10 years to life in jail if convicted on the federal charges.
Fox Information’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.