Cops: Woman shoots homeless man for asking her to move her Porsche

Nashville woman shoot homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche news Katie Layne Quackenbush

News outlets report 26-year-old Katie Quackenbush was charged Monday night in the August 26 shooting of 54-year-old Gerald Melton near Music Row.

Metro police criminologists say that Melton was "attempting to think about the walkway" around 3 a.m. close to 901 nineteenth Ave.

Quackenbush, a mother of a five-year-old son, shot at Melton with her eyes closed, her father said.

Detectives say that after Melton returned to where he was sleeping, Quackenbush got out of the Porsche with a gun to continue the argument. The two at that point started hollering at each other.

News 2 spoke with Quackenbush's father who said, "He was standing up threatening her".

She fired the shots and then left, the father told the Tennessean newspaper, because Melton continued to approach the women.

"The driver fired a round as a warning to scare him away as he came at her".

"They quickly got back into the white vehicle and left, not knowing that the man was hit by the warning shots". She snatched her firearm and put a magazine inside. She reportedly believed the shots to be "warning shots".

He said his daughter told him there was no indication the man had been shot. Quackenbush fled the scene with another woman.

When they restored, Quackenbush's companion's auto was encompassed by wrongdoing scene tape.

He maintains she was wrongfully charged because she was defending herself from Melton.

"She has a child", Jesse Quackenbush said.

Metro police weren't immediately available for comment late Monday night regarding allegations that Melton had threatened Quackenbush's life. "She had an onlooker in the front seat".

Jesse Quackenbush maintains his daughter, who turned herself in for questioning after getting an attorney, shouldn't have been charged.

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