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Louisville Community Bail Fund says it will post bond for accused shooter Quintez Brown

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Roberto Roldan

The Louisville Community Bail Fund, a group co-founded by Black Lives Matter Louisville organizer Chanelle Helm, intends to post bail for Quintez Brown, who is accused of trying to shoot Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg earlier this week.

Helm said her group will put up the $100,000 cash bond that was set by District Judge Annette Karem during Brown’s arraignment on Tuesday. Brown faces a charge of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment for the shooting at Greenberg’s campaign office in Butchertown. He pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday.

If the bond is posted, Brown would be moved to home incarceration.

Police and Greenberg said no one was injured in the shooting, but a bullet grazed Greenberg’s clothing.

The downtown Louisville jail, where Brown has been held since his arrest on Monday, has been the focus of public and official scrutiny for months. Six people have died there since late November. The most recent death happened earlier this month. Louisville Metro Corrections staff say the facility’s security and infrastructure are unacceptable.

“[The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections] has seen its sixth death in the last four months and they have not provided adequate resources for those underneath its detention,” Helm said. “We’re extremely concerned for anyone being held there, especially someone like Quintez [Brown] who is having mental health concerns from his family and community members.”

Brown’s attorney Rob Eggert said Tuesday he intends to have his client’s mental health evaluated “immediately.”

A representative for Greenberg’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This story may be updated. Amina Elahi contributed.

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