A wealthy Nashville woman shot a homeless man twice in the stomach after he complained that the fumes and music from her Porsche SUV were keeping him from sleeping, then she just left him there and went out to eat with a friend. Tennessean:
Metro police detectives say that Melton was “trying to sleep on the sidewalk” around 3 a.m. near 901 19th Ave. South near Music Row when he “became disturbed by exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV,” according to a news release.
Melton asked Quackenbush, the driver of the Porsche, to move the vehicle, police said. The two then began yelling at each other.
Police say that after Melton walked back to where he had been trying to sleep, Quackenbush got out of her vehicle with a gun and the argument continued. She fired two shots at Melton, who was wounded in the abdomen, according to police.
Melton reported that the shooter got back into the Porsche and left the scene.
Of course after the woman, an aspiring singer and song writer in Nashville, talked to her daddy the lawyer in Texas, then a different version of the story emerged and now it’s self-defense:
“He comes up to their window and starts screaming in their window various threats, and something about turning their music down and that he couldn’t sleep,” Jesse [Quackenbush, the accused’s father] said.
“She did say she closed her eyes when she shot both times, but they were warnings, and she thought she pointed away from him,” Jesse recalled.
When asked whether his daughter heard Melton scream or indicate he had been shot, Jesse said there was no indication he was injured.
In all events, after firing the shots the shooter left with her friend in the passenger seat of the Porsche to go to a restaurant and came back later to find the friend’s car was surrounded by crime scene tape, which apparently clued her in to the fact that there was a problem; whereupon the shooter hired an attorney and turned herself in for questioning. The victim meantime is in critical condition in a local hospital.
The shooter has been charged with attempted murder and will be arraigned October 6. Only in Trump’s America.