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Quintez Brown went to Craig Greenberg's home before office shooting, court documents show

Brown is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to shoot Louisville Mayoral Candidate Craig Greenberg.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Court records filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office Wednesday signal Quintez Brown may be released from federal detention. 

Brown, a well-known community activist and BLM Louisville organizer, is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to shoot Louisville Mayoral Candidate Craig Greenberg in February. 

Wednesday, the prosecution filed a motion asking the court to stop "the anticipated release order regarding Quintez O. Brown."

Last week, a federal judge ruled Brown should be released from detention pending trial but issued a stay order until the prosecution could appeal the matter. 

The motion filed Wednesday by the prosecution is the first step in that process. 

Those filings give a lot more detailed insight into what the prosecution says happened on Feb. 14, the day they say Brown fired six shots at Greenberg. 

Court documents allege Brown "began building to the attempted murder" on January 10, 35 days before the shooting, when he published an article on a blogging platform titled "A Revolutionary Love Letter". The prosecution notes several specific lines from Brown's piece, including one where Brown allegedly writes, "voting and petitioning will not be sufficient for our liberation."

Two days later, on Jan. 12, records show Brown bought a handgun.

On Jan. 22, 23 days before the February 14th shooting, court documents allege Brown went to a shooting range where he "practiced loading, shooting and aiming". 

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Two days later, on Jan. 24, the prosecution referenced a re-tweet from Brown's Twitter account that included a picture of Greenberg on fire.

On Feb. 10, four days before the shooting, the prosecution said Brown's internet history shows he started researching Greenberg. Documents say Greenberg's campaign office address wasn't posted online, but search records show Brown reviewed videos on Greenberg's social media pages and found the campaign's suite number. With that, he then was able to find what building his office was in after conducting several searches. 

That weekend, court documents allege Brown also researched information about Greenberg's wife and son and another mayoral candidate's office location. The documents don't list what candidate he searched for. 

Then, on Feb. 13, one day before he allegedly fired six shots at Greenberg in his campaign office, Brown went to Greenberg's home.

According to court documents, a rideshare company dropped Brown off at 6 p.m. 

The prosecution alleged Brown had the gun he bought the month before with him, but say it must have jammed because at 6:22, Brown searched "loading a bullet backwards" online and for a gun store near Greenberg's house. 

Rideshare Records show brown was picked up near Greenberg's home around 6:45 p.m.

The next morning, Feb. 14, video surveillance, receipts and an ATF form show Brown bought another gun at a pawn shop. That was just after 9 a.m.

Just before 10 a.m., which was right before the shooting, Brown allegedly searched how to load a Glock cartridge online, and right after the shooting court documents say brown searched "safety on a Glock" on his phone. 

According to court records, Brown's defense team submitted letters from doctors stating he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 on February 18th and major depressive disorder that is recurrent and severe with psychotic features on April 12.

In the filing, the prosecution said since they don't have access to the Brown's underlying mental health records, they don't know if the diagnoses are valid and claim keeping Brown in detention provides "a place for him to get medication and mental healthcare without the added risk of him committing another violent attack."

The defense, however, said last week Brown is in a bad place mentally and thinks jail isn't a good place for him because of that. 

The defense has until April 27 to reply to the prosecution's motion to revoke the release order. 

WHAS11 reached out to Brown's defense team for comment. At the time this article was published, they hadn't responded. 

Brown's next federal court appearance is scheduled for April 28.


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