Nashville Woman Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting of Homeless Man

Katie Layne Quackenbush

The two then began arguing and yelling at each other. Melton "did not impede" Quackenbush's ability to leave the area, according to the criminal complaint.

But Quackenbush got out of her auto, armed with a gun, followed him, and the row started again, at which point she fired two shots at Mr Melton, wounding him in his stomach. But police have no information that Quackenbush was blocked or prevented from leaving in her auto. Melton critically wounded and remained hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday.

Quackenbush was arrested and released on a $25,000 bond.

He said Quackenbush's decision to discharge her weapon was justified by Melton's allegedly threatening behavior. "He called [Katie] a sand nigger whore over and over again", he said. "It was a racially motivated attack".

Police said Melton asked the driver of the Porsche, later identified as Quackenbush, to move the vehicle.

"She closed her eyes when she shot both times, but they were warnings, and she thought she pointed away from him", he said in a statement to the Tennessean.

Katie then fired two "warning shots" before leaving because Melton kept approaching her, the father said. She said she did not know that the man was hit by the gunfire. He said Melton was "mentally unstable" and had "verbally accosted and physically threatened people on a daily basis" for over a year. According to the lawyer, Melton accosted the victim and threatened to kill her and her friend, after making sexually explicit comments while they sat inside the Porsche.

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"It's been self-defense since day one, and the police have known this", Jesse Quackenbush told the news station.

Police did not confirm or deny Jesse Quackenbush's claim that there is video of the incident.

Katie Quackenbush's defense attorney, Peter Strianse, told the newspaper, "She was dealing with somebody that came out of an extremely dark street in the early morning hours who comes out of nowhere and is banging violently on the auto window". Heavy.com reported that Quackenbush was charged with misdemeanor assault after being arrested in Potter County, Texas, on December 17, 2016. Jesse Quackenbush, a auto accident and medical malpractice attorney in Texas, talked to the Tennesseean on Monday night after his daughter's arrest. Well she also likes to rap.

Katie, who is a single mother to a 5-year-old boy, was driving a friend back to her vehicle when they saw Melton harassing other women, Jesse claimed. He said "nobody was hurt" and the two incidents were "blown out of proportion". The woman was her ex-husband's girlfriend, who, according to Quackenbush's father, "made some insulting remarks".

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

The women left, deciding to go to a restaurant and come back later to deliver the passenger to her vehicle.

Jesse Quackenbush, Katie's dad, recounts the narrative of the shooting in an unexpected way. "It wasn't a thrill kill".

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