Homeless Man Shot After Asking Woman To Move Porsche

A woman has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville after he had asked her to move her Porsche.

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

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. The two began yelling at each other and Quackenbush exited the vehicle and shot Melton twice before running up the street with another woman.

Melton remains hospitalized with critical injuries.

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  1. Katrina

    More questions than answers here. If she was so frightened she fired her gun in self defense, what was she doing out of her vehicle? If I were frightened, my first impulse would be to stay in my vehicle, put it in drive and leave the area ASAP. What was she doing parked at 3 am with the motor running where homeless were sleeping? If she had a permit for the gun, where did she learn “warning shots” would be a good idea? Fired in the direction of what frightened her? I hope there is follow up on this story.

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