Cops: Porsche Driver Shot Homeless ManSeptember 13, 2017 7:29am

An aspiring country singer from Texas has been charged with the attempted murder of a homeless Tennessee man who asked her to move her Porsche. Police say 26-year-old Katie Quackenbush shot Gerald Melton, 54, after he complained about loud music and exhaust fumes from the Porsche SUV where she was sitting with a friend while he was trying to sleep on a sidewalk near Nashville's Music Row around 3am on Aug. 26, the AP reports.

Police say that after a loud argument, Quackenbush got out of her vehicle with a gun and shot Melton twice in the abdomen before leaving the scene without calling authorities.

Melton is still in a Nashville hospital with critical injuries.

Quackenbush's father, an attorney in Amarillo, gives the Tennessean a different version of events. Jesse Quackenbush says after Melton screamed threats in the vehicle's window and walked away, his daughter grabbed her gun to escort her friend back to her vehicle.

He says when Melton walked toward her again, she closed her eyes and fired two "warning shots" before leaving, unaware she had injured the man. "She didn't try and kill this guy," he says.

"She had no intention of killing him. She didn't know that she hit him." WSMV reports that Quackenbush, who was released on $25,000 bond after being charged Monday night, was arrested for assault in Texas in 2013 and again in December last year.

This article originally appeared on Newser: Cops: Porsche Driver Shot Homeless Man

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