Homeless man asked woman to move Porsche so he could sleep. Then she shot him, Nashville police say.

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 04:17:43 AM. Katie Quackenbush, an aspiring singer and songwriter, was charged with attempted murder in connection with the Aug. 26 shooting in which a 54-year-old homeless man asked her to move her Porsche, an…
Around 3 a.m. one Saturday morning last month, Gerald Melton was trying to sleep – as he often did – on a sidewalk near Nashville’s Music Row, known as the heart of the city’s entertainment industry. But the 54-year-old homeless man was “disturbed” by the smell of exhaust fumes and the sound of loud music emanating from a white Porsche SUV nearby, Nashville metro police said in a news release. He asked the driver to move the Porsche, prompting a shouting match between the two. At some point, Melton walked back to the area where he had been trying to sleep, he told police. Metro Police Department via APThis is undated photo provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Katie Quackenbush. Quackenbush has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville last month. News outlets reported Quackenbush was charged Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017, in the Aug. 26 shooting of Gerald Melton near Music Row. Then, the driver, a 26-year-old woman named Katie Quackenbush, allegedly stepped out of the Porsche and fired two gunshots at Melton, hitting him in the stomach, police said. She then got back in her SUV and fled the area. On Monday, Quackenbush, an aspiring singer and songwriter, was charged with attempted murder in connection with the Aug. 26 shooting. She was booked into jail and released after posting a $25,000 bond. Melton was critically wounded and remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, police said. The news of...Read more
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