The suspect arrested in connection with Monday’s shooting of Craig Greenberg, a Democratic mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky, has been identified as 21-year-old Quintez Brown, an activist for civil rights and gun control who in 2018 appeared with MSNBC’s Joy Reid during the anti-gun violence "March for Our Lives" demonstration that followed the Parkland shooting.
A video of Brown's appearance with Reid was recirculated on Twitter by Chuck Ross, a reporter for The Washington Free Beacon, with the caption: "The Louisville activist who shot a mayoral candidate appeared on Joy Reid’s show at an anti-gun violence rally. Said he 'loves' David Hogg."
Brown was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after shooting at Greenberg in his campaign headquarters, but fortunately no one was injured in the shooting, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
The Courier Journal also noted that Brown is a former intern and editorial columnist for the paper who in 2019 ripped into "gun-loving Republicans" for supporting a concealed carry law in Kentucky.
"They've put a price tag on your life and decided that the blood money they receive from the NRA is more valuable," Brown wrote of Republican lawmakers.
"If enslaved blacks were considered people in 1789, this is how the Second Amendment probably would have read: 'A well regulated white Militia being necessary to the security of a free white State, the rights of white men to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,'" he later added.
According to journalist and author Andy Ngo, Brown is also a Black Lives Matter activist, and a huge fan of Communist leaders Che Guevara, Chairman Mao, and Ibrahim Frantz Fanon — in addition to David Hogg, of course.
And in a final, astonishing yet predictable twist, at least one media outlet found a way to blame the shooting on "increasingly violent rhetoric coming from extremist Republicans."