A Tennessee woman has been charged with attempted murder Monday after allegedly shooting a homeless man who asked her move her Porsche in Nashville last month.
Katie Quackenbush, 26, was charged Monday night in the Aug. 26 shooting of Gerald Melton, 54, near Music Row.
Metro Nashville Police said Melton was disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from Quackenbush’s Porsche SUV while trying to sleep at 3 a.m. and asked her to move the vehicle.
Police said the two got into an argument and began yelling at each other before the young woman left the car and shot Melton twice. Quackenbush fled the scene with another woman.
However, the woman’s father, Jesse Quackenbush, an attorney, disputed the police account and said his daughter fired the shots in self-defense as a warning, The Tennessean reported.
Quackenbush said Melton was threatening the two women and made inappropriate remarks.
“She didn’t try and kill this guy,” Jesse Quackenbush said. “She had no intention of killing him. She didn’t know that she hit him.”
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SOURCE: Fox News, The Associated Press