Former Amarillo woman Katie Quackenbush charged with attempted murder

Former Amarillo woman Katie Quackenbush charged with attempted murder
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush
SOURCE: Jesse Quackenbush

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Katie Quackenbush, 26, a former Amarillo woman is now facing charges of attempted murder after police say a homeless man was shot outside a business in Nashville.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives have charged Quackenbush with attempted murder for shooting a homeless man on August 26.

Police say 54-year-old Gerald Melton was trying to sleep on the sidewalk around 3:00 a.m. when he became disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV.

Police say he then asked the driver to move the car. An argument ensued, and police say Quackenbush fired two shots at Melton.

He suffered a critical abdominal wound and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Quackenbush's father, Amarillo attorney Jesse Quackenbush, told NewsChannel 10 the man was threatening his daughter, and she fired what she thought were warning shots in self defense. He says there are witnesses and video as well.

Bond is set at $25,000.

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