Attempted murder. Its funny that most people with NO criminal past get Murder or attempted murder as their first charge. Oh there, there dad. The entitled brat thinks that she can get off because her daddy is An attorney. 

How is it self defense if she had the opportunity to get to her car? She was inside her car and had the chance to get away from any harm, yet instead of driving off, she pulled a gun and fired at him? Yet daddy says it’s self defense. Self defense my ass. This chick was high as hell. Have you seen her mugshot? 

Oops I didn’t mean to fire at him. I was attempting to make a warning shot. Yeah right! 
Clearly she has a temper problem. Don’t we all? But you don’t go overboard and try to kill someone. She was clearly fucked up that night. It’s 3a.m. and I’m certain she wasn’t headed home from work. And she just left the scene. Of course some will say that she was afraid. Well it depends on what you believe. 

A Nashville woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly shot at a homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche.

Police said 26-year-old Katie Quackenbush shot Gerald Melton, 54, during the early morning hours of Aug. 26.

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The incident started around 3 a.m. when Melton was trying to sleep on the sidewalk.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="He was disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV nearby, according to a release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.” data-reactid=”47″ style=”margin: 0.8em 0px 0px;”>He was disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV nearby, according to a release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Police said Melton asked the driver of the Porsche, later identified as Quackenbush, to move the vehicle. The two started arguing, “with both parties yelling at each other,” but eventually Melton walked back to where he had been attempting to sleep, police said.

Quackenbush allegedly got out of the Porsche with a gun and fired two shots at him, one of which hit Melton in the abdomen. She then fled the scene in her Porsche, according to the release. A police spokesman told HuffPost that Quackenbush was with another woman who is not facing charges in the case. 

Melton was critically wounded and remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.      

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Quackenbush was charged with attempted murder Monday evening with bond set at $25,000. She was later released from jail, according to local station WTVF.” data-reactid=”53″ style=”margin: 0.8em 0px 0px;”>Quackenbush was charged with attempted murder Monday evening with bond set at $25,000. She was later released from jail,according to local station WTVF.

Her father, Texas attorney Jesse Quackenbush, claimed that his daughter shot Melton out of self-defense. He said she only intended to fire warning shots, not hit Melton.

Her father released an official statement to WTVF.

“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.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jesse Quackenbush told the Tennessean that his daughter has been wrongfully charged.” data-reactid=”58″ style=”margin: 0.8em 0px 0px;”>Jesse Quackenbush told the Tennessean that his daughter has been wrongfully charged.

“She’s never done anything like this in her life,” he told the paper. “She had an eyewitness in the front seat.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Court records obtained by Heavy.com show that Katie Quackenbush has&nbsp;no prior criminal convictions, but has been charged with assault twice.” data-reactid=”60″ style=”margin: 0.8em 0px 0px;”>Court records obtained by Heavy.com show that Katie Quackenbush has no prior criminal convictions, but has been charged with assault twice.

In October, 2013, the Amarillo Police Department arrested her on a misdemeanor domestic violence-related assault charge, which was dismissed six months later.

Last December, she was arrested in Potter County, Texas, and charged with misdemeanor assault. That case is still pending.  

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.