Porsche owner shoots homeless man over alleged noise plea

Porsche owner shoots homeless man over alleged noise plea

The father of a 26-year-old Tennessee woman accused of shooting a homeless man said his daughter only meant to fire off a pair of warning shots when the man threatened her and a friend.

Katie Quackenbush, 26, faces a charge of attempted murder after she allegedly shot 54-year-old Gerald Melton in Nashville on August 26, WSMV reports.

Police say that after Melton strolled back to where he had been endeavoring to rest, Quackenbush escaped her vehicle with a weapon and the contention proceeded.

A heated argument followed, which culminated in Quackenbush allegedly getting out of her vehicle and firing two shots at Melton before getting back into the Porsche and fleeing the scene.

Quackenbush's father, Texas attorney Jesse Quackenbush, defended his daughter after her arrest by claiming that the homeless man was threatening to kill her shortly before she chose to get out of the auto and fire her weapon at him.

Melton was taken to the hospital where he remains.

The next day, after police issued an appeal to find "two blonde women" suspected of shooting him, she handed herself in to police.

Jesse Quackenbush, Katie's father, has a different account of what happened.

Quackenbush was released from jail on a $25,000 bond and is awaiting her next court appearance. "She didn't realize that she hit him".

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Melton allegedly solicited Quackenbush, the driver from the Porsche, to move the vehicle. "He comes up to their window and starts screaming in their window various threats", Jesse said, "and something about turning their music down and that he couldn't sleep".

After the man left, Katie Quackenbush escaped her auto to escort her companion to a vehicle stopped close by.

'She said "I have a gun" twice.

Mr Melton reportedly walked back to where he had been trying to sleep.

The ladies left, choosing to go to an eatery and return later to convey the traveler to her vehicle.

Both Quackenbush and her friend left for dinner following the altercation, but when they returned to the Porsche it had turned into a crime scene.

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

"She has a child", Jesse Quackenbush said.

She is scheduled to appear in court October 6.

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