The father of a 26-year-old Tennessee lady accused of sharpened a homeless man pronounced his daughter only meant to fire off a span of warning shots when the man threatened her and a friend.
Authorities on Monday charged Katie Layne Quackenbush with attempted murder in the Aug. 26 sharpened of Gerald Melton, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police. She was jailed around 6 p.m. on a $25,000 bond, the Tennessean reported.
The 54-year-old sharpened victim is still hospitalized at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with vicious injuries.
Metro Police told the journal that Melton was sleeping on the path nearby Music Row when he “became uneasy by empty smoke and shrill music” coming from a Porsche being driven by Quackenbush.
Melton reportedly asked her to pierce the vehicle, sparking an evidence between the pair. That’s when the immature mom stepped out of the automobile — gun in palm — and fired two shots at Melton, who was bleeding in the exchange.
He told officers that his shooter got back into the automobile and then left the scene.
Jesse Quackenbush, Katie’s father and an profession from Texas, pronounced his daughter wasn’t even wakeful she struck Melton following their argument.
“She didn’t try to kill this guy,” he told the Tennessean after her arrest. “She had no goal of killing him, she didn’t even know that she hit him.”
He purported Melton approached Quackenbush and her friend, both of whom were seated inside the vehicle, and began hurling sexist insults and melancholy them. When Melton walked away, Quackenbush escorted her crony from the Porsche, bringing her firearm with her for safety.
But Melton again started to proceed them, so Quackenbush warned him she had a weapon, her father explained.
“She did contend she sealed her eyes when she shot both times, but they were warnings and she suspicion she forked divided from him,” Jesse Quackenbush said.
Both Quackenbush and her crony left for cooking following the altercation, but when they returned to the Porsche it had incited into a crime scene.
Quackenbush, who eventually incited herself in, is slated to seem in justice Oct. 6.
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