Skip to comments.Homeless Man Asked Woman to Move Porsche so He Could Sleep. Then She Shot Him, Police Say.
Posted on 09/13/2017 12:50:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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. 25-Year-Old Daughter of U.K. Actor Found Dead at Music Festival, Friend Arrested on Murder Charges
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.
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Must be a Johnny Cash fan.
She could go down to Anaheim & take target practice.
She looks like a deranged leftist...but I could be wrong.
Sheeesh....don’t follow her in a fire....
She looks like she’s thinking “Whatever - just some homeless junkie”
Sounds like a character in an adult cartoon.
I wonder what Laz would do...?
I’m still not sure, what kind of SUV was she driving? Was it a Porsche?
Oh, yes. They mentioned it about 50 times. Would they do the same if it was a Honda Pilot?
Nobody messes with a Quackenbush named Katie. She owns it all.
That’s not Target practice. There isn’t any chance of missing.
If you’re going to go by stereotypes, wouldn’t a deranged leftist be inclined to not shoot a homeless person? Would they even have a gun?
“Now that I’ve shot this guy, I can park here with the engine running in peace. No, wait I have to flee because I shot . Dang it, I didn’t accomplish anything!”
Look at that mug. She could skin a live cat on tv.
Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Quackenbush was arrested once earlier in 2013 on an assault charge in Amarillo but has no prior criminal convictions on her record. She was released from the Randall County Jail a day later after posting $5,000 bond. Quackenbush was charged with misdemeanor assault after being arrested in Potter County, Texas, on Dec. 17, 2016, Heavy.com reported.
The mother of a five-year-old boy is a country musician who performs under the name Katie Layne. According to her Twitter profile, some of the songs she released include Midnight Revival, and a spoof rap video called Ski Tips Up Hoes Down.
Quackenbush also started a now-defunct company called Stitches Promo Girls in 2011. “Our company brings Promo Girls in one easy step to businesses in the extreme sport community,” reads the description of the company on Twitter. She talked about the company and promoted it on YouTube.
Her father, Jesse Quackenbush, an attorney in Texas, told a local daily, the Tennessean, that his daughter and her friend who accompanied her at the time of the incident were accosted by Melton who threatened to kill them and made sexist comments against his daughter.
She didnt try and kill this guy, Quackenbush said Monday night, a few hours after his daughter was arrested on the charge. She had no intention of killing him. She didnt know that she hit him.
In a statement published by NBC 26, he said:
The two women were actually acting in self defense. The man was always on his feet and not asleep as someone apparently has alleged and had accosted a group of very young women and nearly became physical with one. He then approached the white Porsche (not Lexis) with two female occupants and started verbally accosting them threatening them because their music was too loud for him to sleep...The driver fired a round as a warning to scare him away as he came at her. He kept coming and she fired a second round, again intended to scare him away. They quickly got back into the white vehicle and left, not knowing that the man was hit by the warning shots. Both girls contacted the police and DA shortly after the incident and have always agreed to cooperate fully with the investigation.
Quackenbush is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 6.
(the stupid appears to be hereditary...)
I don’t know what possesses people to shoot someone and think they can get away with it.
What the heck kind of an “aspiring singer and songwriter” drives a Porsche SUV? She’s a rich girl out slumming.
A real “aspiring singer and songwriter” drives a Pontiac or Oldsmobile that needs work.
A plague on the pill pushing psychiatric profession!
Reminds me of Marie Harpf.
Amarillo! No, wait she’s too young to be one of my ex-girlfriends from there. They were mostly pretty crazy, though.
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